Blue Island IL hotels. Search for hotels in Blue Island Illinois USA. Illinois fearsome critters, cryptozoology, ghosts, monsters, legends, hauntings, myths and folklore. Vacation and travel suggestions by Camelopard. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Blue Island Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau and the Imperial Hotel in Delhi. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
State Parks, National Parks, National Forests, State Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Illinois
Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; 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; the 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; Apple River Canyon State Park; and Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
Folklore, Myths, Scary Stories, Monsters, Ghosts and Legends in Illinois
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 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; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; 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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
Gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; and the giant serpent of Lake Michigan, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled in the USA. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Boston, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Juneau, Sitka, Detroit, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Fairbanks, Atlanta, Lake Tahoe, Minneapolis, Miami, Dallas, Kansas City, Phoenix, New Orleans, Savannah, Houston, Sacramento, San Diego, Corpus Christi, Fort Lauderdale, St Louis, Chicago, New York, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Anchorage, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Skagway, Seattle and Atlantic City 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 Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Ozarks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Florida Keys, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rushmore, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Adirondacks, the Everglades, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Yosemite National Park, Route 66, Yellowstone National Park, rodeos, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Appalachians, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Niagara Falls, the wild west town of Tombstone, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Disney resorts, Mount Rainier National Park, the California coastline and Glacier Bay 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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