Waverly IA hotels. Find hotels in Waverly Iowa USA. Vacation and travel suggestions by Camelopard. Iowa myths, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends and ghosts. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Iowa.
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Ghosts, Legends, Scary Stories, Myths, Monsters and Folklore in Iowa
The dragon that created Spirit Canyon on the Big Sioux River; the ghost of a little girl in the Hawkeye Theatre, Fort Dodge; ghosts including a gypsy queen, accompanied by crows, in Union Township Cemetery, Algona; 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 well dressed ghost, believed by some to be Al Capone, in the Hotel Julien Dubuque; unexplained phenomena in the Grand Opera House, Dubuque; and the snapping turtle the size of a car in Big Blue lake, Mason City, 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; 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 ghosts of a well dressed man and a lady in white at The Hotel Ottumwa in Ottumwa; 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 spectre of a little girl that signals visitors to leave Hickory Hill Cemetery in Charlotte; and the White Lady haunting the Granger House Museum in Marion, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Iowa.
Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Iowa
Racers, Canada geese, opossums, bobwhite quails, American goldfinches, muskrats, prairie rattlesnakes, bald eagles, white-tailed deer, red foxes, Eastern Chipmunks, ruffed grouse, wood turtles, Eastern Gray Squirrels, ratsnakes, timber rattlesnakes, beavers, snow geese, pelicans, raccoons, Turkey vultures, canvasbacks, massasaugas, wild turkeys, common musk turtles, bullsnakes, snapping turtles, prairie skinks and kingsnakes are among the wild animals of Iowa.
America is one country that nearly everyone wants to visit at some time in their lives. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. Savannah, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, St Louis, Sitka, Kansas City, Chicago, Atlanta, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Santa Fe, Honolulu, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Phoenix, Miami, Lake Tahoe, Anchorage, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Skagway, Fairbanks, Boston, New Orleans, Houston, San Diego, Juneau, Washington DC, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City and Minneapolis. If you have seen those cities, you have at least seen the most famous ones in the USA. Visiting all fifty states is something that even most Americans cannot manage but it is possible to visit those cities, as well as other iconic destinations such as Mount Rushmore, the Adirondacks, Yellowstone National Park, Route 66, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Grand Canyon, the Disney resorts, Niagara Falls, the Ozarks, Yosemite National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Appalachians, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Florida Keys, Bryce Canyon, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Everglades, the California coastline, Mount Rainier National Park, rodeos and the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. Happy travelling!
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