Antioch IL hotels. Find hotels in Antioch Illinois USA. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Illinois. Alerts, anecdotes and tips for vacationers and business travellers. Illinois scary stories, ghosts, hauntings, myths, legends, monsters and folklore.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Antioch Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa and the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China. are internationally renowned hotels.
Myths, Folklore, Scary Stories, Legends, Monsters and Ghosts in Illinois
The moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; and the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the red eyed and three legged Enfield 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); the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; and 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, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
State Parks, State Forests, National Forests, Nature Reserves, National Parks and Refuges in Illinois
The strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; Apple River Canyon State Park; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; 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; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; the 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); and Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Sitka, Fairbanks, Dallas, Washington DC, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Phoenix, New York, Albuquerque, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Boston, Detroit, Anchorage, Houston, Honolulu, Santa Fe, San Diego, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Miami, Seattle, Sacramento, Chicago, St Louis, Indianapolis, Corpus Christi, Savannah, Philadelphia, Juneau, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Skagway and Lake Tahoe are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Florida Keys, Yosemite National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, the Appalachians, Niagara Falls, the Everglades, the California coastline, rodeos, Mount Rushmore, Glacier Bay National Park, the Disney resorts, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Ozarks, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Adirondacks, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Route 66, the Okefenokee Swamp, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rainier National Park and Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park.
The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. We at camelopard.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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