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  • Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Des Moines Iowa hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

    Nature Reserves, National Forests, State Parks, National Parks, State Forests and Refuges in Iowa

    Hayden Prairie Wildlife Area; Lennon Mills Wildlife Area; Shimek State Forest; Big Creek State Park; Loess Hills State Forest; Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge; Hawkeye Wildlife Area; Stephens State Forest; De Soto National Wildlife Refuge; Yellow River State Forest; and Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Iowa.

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

    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 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); the spectre of a little girl that signals visitors to leave Hickory Hill Cemetery in Charlotte; and the well dressed ghost, believed by some to be Al Capone, in the Hotel Julien Dubuque, 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; unexplained phenomena in the Grand Opera House, Dubuque; the phantom Native Americans that still chase the ghost of Mrs Lott in Vegors Cemetery, Lehigh; ghosts including a gypsy queen, accompanied by crows, in Union Township Cemetery, Algona; 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); 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.


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

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