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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Washington Iowa hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi and the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau. are internationally renowned hotels.
National Parks, State Forests, National Forests, Nature Reserves, State Parks and Refuges in Iowa
Shimek State Forest; De Soto National Wildlife Refuge; Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge; Big Creek State Park; Stephens State Forest; Lennon Mills Wildlife Area; Yellow River State Forest; Hawkeye Wildlife Area; Hayden Prairie Wildlife Area; Loess Hills State Forest; and Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Iowa.
Folklore, Legends, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Myths and Monsters in Iowa
Unexplained phenomena in the Grand Opera House, Dubuque; the ghost of a little girl in the Hawkeye Theatre, Fort Dodge; the White Lady haunting the Granger House Museum in Marion; ghosts including a gypsy queen, accompanied by crows, in Union Township Cemetery, Algona; the spectre of a woman in evening dress and the ghost of Cary Grant in Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport; the snapping turtle the size of a car in Big Blue lake, Mason City; and the phantom Native Americans that still chase the ghost of Mrs Lott in Vegors Cemetery, Lehigh, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Iowa.
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 dragon that created Spirit Canyon on the Big Sioux River; the ghosts of a well dressed man and a lady in white at The Hotel Ottumwa in Ottumwa; 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 well dressed ghost, believed by some to be Al Capone, in the Hotel Julien Dubuque; the spectre of a little girl that signals visitors to leave Hickory Hill Cemetery in Charlotte; and 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), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Iowa.
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