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We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Arcola Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes and the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Illinois
The Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived; the shores of Lake Michigan; Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants; Millenium Park in Chicago; Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; and the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago, are among the attractions of Illinois.
Folklore, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Legends, Monsters and Myths in Illinois
The spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; 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 moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; 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; and the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
Gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the red eyed and three legged Enfield 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 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 phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; 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.
Welcome to the United States. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe, Lake Tahoe, Boston, Skagway, Atlantic City, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Juneau, San Diego, New Orleans, Anchorage, New York, Phoenix, Sitka, Seattle, Kansas City, Miami, Albuquerque, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, St Louis, Fairbanks, Savannah, Houston, Corpus Christi, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Sacramento and Detroit. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Yosemite National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the Everglades, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, rodeos, Yellowstone National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Grand Canyon, Route 66, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Disney resorts, the Ozarks, the Appalachians, the Adirondacks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the California coastline, the Florida Keys, Bryce Canyon, Niagara Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rushmore, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa and Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Good luck on your travels.
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