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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Colchester Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro and the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.

    Ghosts, Myths, Folklore, Legends, Monsters and Scary Stories in Illinois

    The giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; 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); 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; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; and the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.

    The moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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; 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 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; 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.

    Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Illinois

    The Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived; Millenium Park in Chicago; Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants; and the shores of Lake Michigan, are among the attractions of Illinois.


    Almost everyone wants to travel in the USA. 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 Minneapolis, San Francisco, Houston, Honolulu, Phoenix, Skagway, St Louis, Savannah, Las Vegas, Dallas, Washington DC, Boston, Atlantic City, Sacramento, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Anchorage, Indianapolis, San Diego, Lake Tahoe, Atlanta, Sitka, Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Corpus Christi, Miami, Seattle, Santa Fe, Fairbanks, Juneau, New York and Fort Lauderdale. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls, the Appalachians, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Glacier Bay National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Florida Keys, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Disney resorts, the California coastline, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yosemite National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Everglades, Route 66, the Grand Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Ozarks, the Adirondacks, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, rodeos, Mount Rushmore, Bryce Canyon and Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Come back soon for another helpful Camelopard tip.

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