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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Brighton Park Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai and the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Monsters, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Legends, Folklore and Myths in Illinois
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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the red eyed and three legged Enfield 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 hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; and gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; 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 moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; 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; and the nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
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 Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; the shores of Lake Michigan; Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants; and Millenium Park in Chicago, are among the attractions 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. 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 Detroit, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Savannah, Dallas, Philadelphia, Chicago, Fairbanks, Washington DC, Skagway, Atlanta, Houston, Juneau, New York, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Anchorage, San Diego, St Louis, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, Fort Lauderdale, Albuquerque, Corpus Christi, Miami, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Boston, Sitka, Sacramento, Phoenix, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlantic City and Lake Tahoe. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The wild west town of Tombstone, Yellowstone National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yosemite National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, rodeos, Mount Rainier National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Niagara Falls, the Okefenokee Swamp, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Florida Keys, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Route 66, the Ozarks, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Disney resorts, the Everglades, Mount Rushmore, the Adirondacks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Appalachians, Glacier Bay National Park, the California coastline, the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America.
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