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Grundy Center IA hotels. Look for your hotels in Grundy Center Iowa United States of America. Iowa attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Weird tales, monsters, ghosts, hauntings, scary stories, legends, folklore and myths of Iowa. Hints and tips for holidaymakers or business travellers.

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    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Grundy Center Iowa hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara and the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

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

    Unexplained phenomena in the Grand Opera House, Dubuque; the dragon that created Spirit Canyon on the Big Sioux River; 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 ghost of a little girl in the Hawkeye Theatre, Fort Dodge; the phantom Native Americans that still chase the ghost of Mrs Lott in Vegors Cemetery, Lehigh; the well dressed ghost, believed by some to be Al Capone, in the Hotel Julien Dubuque; and 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, 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; ghosts including a gypsy queen, accompanied by crows, in Union Township Cemetery, Algona; the spectre of a little girl that signals visitors to leave Hickory Hill Cemetery in Charlotte; the White Lady haunting the Granger House Museum in Marion; 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 ghosts of a well dressed man and a lady in white at The Hotel Ottumwa in Ottumwa; and the snapping turtle the size of a car in Big Blue lake, Mason City, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Iowa.

    Reptiles, Mammals, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Iowa

    Timber rattlesnakes, snapping turtles, Turkey vultures, kingsnakes, ruffed grouse, prairie rattlesnakes, common musk turtles, Canada geese, bald eagles, beavers, wood turtles, ratsnakes, massasaugas, prairie skinks, opossums, pelicans, Eastern Chipmunks, red foxes, American goldfinches, snow geese, canvasbacks, Eastern Gray Squirrels, wild turkeys, racers, bullsnakes, muskrats, bobwhite quails, white-tailed deer and raccoons are among the wild animals of Iowa.


    Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Minneapolis, Sitka, New Orleans, Chicago, Sacramento, Savannah, Honolulu, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Seattle, St Louis, Kansas City, San Diego, Dallas, Corpus Christi, New York, Fairbanks, Houston, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Santa Fe, Juneau, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Skagway, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Anchorage, Detroit, Atlantic City and Lake Tahoe you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the California coastline, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Florida Keys, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, Yosemite National Park, Route 66, the Everglades, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Disney resorts, the Ozarks, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Grand Canyon, rodeos, Mount Rainier National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Glacier Bay National Park, the Appalachians, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yellowstone National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Bryce Canyon and the Adirondacks. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. hopes that you find its travel advice and anecdotes helpful or amusing.

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