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Grimes IA hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Grimes Iowa United States of America. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Iowa. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Iowa.

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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Grimes Iowa hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Grand Hyatt Macau, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro and the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.

    Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Iowa

    The Polynesian themed Lost Island Waterpark, Waterloo; Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens; the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque; and Adventureland Park in Altoona, are among the attractions of Iowa.

    Monsters, Myths, Ghosts, Folklore, Scary Stories and Legends in Iowa

    The snapping turtle the size of a car in Big Blue lake, Mason City; the spectre of a little girl that signals visitors to leave Hickory Hill Cemetery in Charlotte; the dragon that created Spirit Canyon on the Big Sioux River; unexplained phenomena in the Grand Opera House, Dubuque; the Mud Man, a humanoid creature apparently made of mud, that inhabits the area near the Metz Railroad Trestle Bridge in Newton (part of a human skull was recently found in the vicinity); the ghosts of a well dressed man and a lady in white at The Hotel Ottumwa in Ottumwa; and the ghost of a little girl in the Hawkeye Theatre, Fort Dodge, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Iowa.

    The spectre of a woman in evening dress and the ghost of Cary Grant in Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport; the Van Meter Visitor, a giant, bat-like, light-emitting creature, freed from its subterranean lair by coal miners, that terrorised the town of Van Meter in 1903 and which might be reawakened someday (the entrance of the mine was dynamited to shut in the monster but the townsfolk had better pray that the price of coal does not climb much higher); the White Lady haunting the Granger House Museum in Marion; the phantom Native Americans that still chase the ghost of Mrs Lott in Vegors Cemetery, Lehigh; how a Native American girl called White Cloud is buried at Lover's Leap, Elkader, where she leapt to her death after mistakenly believing that her white lover had been forced to jump; ghosts including a gypsy queen, accompanied by crows, in Union Township Cemetery, Algona; and the well dressed ghost, believed by some to be Al Capone, in the Hotel Julien Dubuque, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Iowa.



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    So you want to see America. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Santa Fe, Skagway, Detroit, San Diego, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Albuquerque, Sacramento, Honolulu, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston, Juneau, Fairbanks, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Fort Lauderdale, Anchorage, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Savannah, Houston, Indianapolis, Miami, Seattle, New York, Sitka, Phoenix and St Louis are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include Mount Rushmore, the Florida Keys, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the California coastline, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, Yosemite National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the wild west town of Tombstone, rodeos, Niagara Falls, Route 66, Yellowstone National Park, the Appalachians, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the Disney resorts, the Ozarks, the Adirondacks, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park and the Everglades.

    The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. Happy travelling!

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