Caseyville IL hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Caseyville Illinois USA. Illinois national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Illinois folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Caseyville Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Savoy Hotel in London and the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Legends, Folklore, Monsters, Ghosts, Scary Stories and Myths in Illinois
Gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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 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; 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; 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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; and the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; and the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
National Parks, National Forests, State Parks, State Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Illinois
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); Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; Apple River Canyon State Park; the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; and Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
America welcomes careful drivers; also pilots and passengers, for that matter. 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, Albuquerque, San Diego, Indianapolis, Chicago, St Louis, Phoenix, Honolulu, Anchorage, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Sacramento, Atlanta, Savannah, Las Vegas, Miami, New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Juneau, Santa Fe, Fairbanks, Boston, San Francisco, Kansas City, New York, Washington DC, Atlantic City, Dallas, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Sitka, Skagway, Seattle and Corpus Christi. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The Florida Keys, Yosemite National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Glacier Bay National Park, the Appalachians, Mount Rushmore, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Ozarks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Bryce Canyon, the Adirondacks, Niagara Falls, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Grand Canyon, the Okefenokee Swamp, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Disney resorts, Mount Rainier National Park, the Everglades, Route 66, rodeos, the California coastline and Yellowstone National Park are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Happy travelling!
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