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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Marshalltown Iowa hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi and the Imperial Hotel in Delhi. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

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

    The White Lady haunting the Granger House Museum in Marion; 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); 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; the dragon that created Spirit Canyon on the Big Sioux River; 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; and unexplained phenomena in the Grand Opera House, Dubuque, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Iowa.

    The phantom Native Americans that still chase the ghost of Mrs Lott in Vegors Cemetery, Lehigh; the spectre of a woman in evening dress and the ghost of Cary Grant in Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport; the ghost of a little girl in the Hawkeye Theatre, Fort Dodge; the well dressed ghost, believed by some to be Al Capone, in the Hotel Julien Dubuque; 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); ghosts including a gypsy queen, accompanied by crows, in Union Township Cemetery, Algona; and the ghosts of a well dressed man and a lady in white at The Hotel Ottumwa in Ottumwa, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Iowa.

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

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


    Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. How well can you know the USA? Try visiting San Diego, Miami, Atlanta, Lake Tahoe, Dallas, Kansas City, Fairbanks, Honolulu, Houston, Savannah, Indianapolis, Atlantic City, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Sitka, Juneau, Chicago, Sacramento, Anchorage, New York, Detroit, Albuquerque, St Louis, Los Angeles, Skagway, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Washington DC, Boston, Santa Fe, Corpus Christi, Phoenix, New Orleans, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas. Nobody can see every part of the United States of America but those cities are probably the ones that nearly everybody on earth has heard of. Yosemite National Park, the Disney resorts, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Bryce Canyon, the Ozarks, the Okefenokee Swamp, Mount Rushmore, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, rodeos, the Grand Canyon, Glacier Bay National Park, the Everglades, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Appalachians, Niagara Falls, the Florida Keys, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Adirondacks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Route 66, the California coastline, Mount Rainier National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park are also iconic sights and destinations. Happy travelling!

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