Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) IL hotels. Reservations for hotels in Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) Illinois USA. Weird tales, monsters, ghosts, hauntings, scary stories, legends, folklore and myths of Illinois. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Illinois. Tips for travel abroad, countrywide or at home.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Mandarin Oriental Macau, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi and the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Nature Reserves, State Forests, State Parks, National Parks, National Forests 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; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; Apple River Canyon State Park; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; 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; and Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
Folklore, Scary Stories, Monsters, Legends, Myths and Ghosts in Illinois
The long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; 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 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 spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; and the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 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 red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; and Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
So you want to see America. 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 Philadelphia, Kansas City, Fort Lauderdale, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Sacramento, Honolulu, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, Savannah, Anchorage, Sitka, New Orleans, Atlantic City, Boston, Washington DC, Juneau, Detroit, Indianapolis, Corpus Christi, Lake Tahoe, Skagway, San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Fairbanks, Miami, Minneapolis, St Louis and Seattle. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the Disney resorts, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Okefenokee Swamp, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Appalachians, Mount Rushmore, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Everglades, the Florida Keys, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, rodeos, the Adirondacks, the California coastline, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Route 66, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Ozarks and Bryce Canyon are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Happy travelling!
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