Algonquin IL hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Algonquin Illinois USA. Illinois scary stories, ghosts, hauntings, myths, legends, monsters and folklore. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Illinois. Advice for travellers from Camelopard.com.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Algonquin Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich and Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes. are internationally renowned hotels.
Nature Reserves, National Forests, State Parks, State Forests, National Parks and Refuges in Illinois
The strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; Apple River Canyon State Park; the 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Pere Marquette State Park, a pathetic 8000 acres but still the largest state park in Illinois and which permits the licensed shooting of deer, turkeys, raccoons and squirrels within its small boundaries; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; and Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
Folklore, Monsters, Legends, Ghosts, Myths and Scary Stories in Illinois
The phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; and the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the ghosts of the Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton, including the marble playing child Cassandra who drowned in the swimming pool, the fragrant Jasmine Lady, a drunken artist (who didn't have time to complete the Crystal Room's mural) and the unfortunate George; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the ghostly screams heard near the post office on the site of the hotel built by sadistic serial killer H H Holmes on West 63rd Street, Chicago; the seven bridges on Lebanon Road, Troy, known as The Seven Gates to Hell, protected by ghostly hounds with glowing eyes (it is said that if you drive through all seven "gates" and finish at midnight, you will go straight to hell); gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; and the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
The United States of America has been the most culturally influential country in the world for generations. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, Albuquerque, Philadelphia, St Louis, Anchorage, New York, Lake Tahoe, Houston, Indianapolis, Sacramento, Savannah, Miami, San Francisco, Atlanta, Juneau, Washington DC, Atlantic City, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Dallas, Las Vegas, Sitka, Phoenix, Seattle, Corpus Christi, Honolulu, Santa Fe, Detroit, Fairbanks, Skagway, Boston, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Kansas City you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Route 66, the Disney resorts, the California coastline, Niagara Falls, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, the Florida Keys, the Appalachians, the Everglades, Mount Rushmore, the Okefenokee Swamp, Bryce Canyon, the Adirondacks, the wild west town of Tombstone, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Mount Rainier National Park, the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Yosemite National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Yellowstone National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, rodeos, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park 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. Camelopard.com and its staff hope that you enjoy your stay.
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