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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Waterloo Area Iowa hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune) and the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi. are internationally renowned hotels.
Legends, Monsters, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Folklore and Myths in Iowa
The spectre of a woman in evening dress and the ghost of Cary Grant in Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport; the phantom Native Americans that still chase the ghost of Mrs Lott in Vegors Cemetery, Lehigh; the spectre of a little girl that signals visitors to leave Hickory Hill Cemetery in Charlotte; the snapping turtle the size of a car in Big Blue lake, Mason City; the well dressed ghost, believed by some to be Al Capone, in the Hotel Julien Dubuque; ghosts including a gypsy queen, accompanied by crows, in Union Township Cemetery, Algona; and the White Lady haunting the Granger House Museum in Marion, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Iowa.
The ghost of a little girl in the Hawkeye Theatre, Fort Dodge; 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; 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 dragon that created Spirit Canyon on the Big Sioux River; unexplained phenomena in the Grand Opera House, 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 other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Iowa.
State Forests, National Forests, National Parks, State Parks, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Iowa
Lennon Mills Wildlife Area; Hayden Prairie Wildlife Area; De Soto National Wildlife Refuge; Loess Hills State Forest; Yellow River State Forest; Shimek State Forest; Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge; Hawkeye Wildlife Area; Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge; Big Creek State Park; and Stephens State Forest, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Iowa.
You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled in the USA. How well can you know the USA? Try visiting Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Fairbanks, Atlanta, Kansas City, San Diego, Washington DC, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Juneau, Santa Fe, Sitka, Minneapolis, St Louis, Atlantic City, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Savannah, Salt Lake City, Dallas, Seattle, Skagway, Boston, Corpus Christi, Indianapolis, Miami, Anchorage, Chicago, Houston, Sacramento, New Orleans, Lake Tahoe, Honolulu, New York and Albuquerque. 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. The Appalachians, Yosemite National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Okefenokee Swamp, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Florida Keys, the Disney resorts, the California coastline, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Route 66, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Ozarks, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rushmore, Mount Rainier National Park, the Grand Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Niagara Falls, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Everglades, the Adirondacks, rodeos, Yellowstone National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Glacier Bay National Park and Bryce Canyon are also iconic sights and destinations. Good luck on your travels.
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