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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your DeKalb Sycamore Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich and the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro. are internationally renowned hotels.
Folklore, Myths, Ghosts, Monsters, Scary Stories and Legends in Illinois
The long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; 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 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 nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; and the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
Gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; and the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Illinois
The shores of Lake Michigan; 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; Millenium Park in Chicago; Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; and Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants, are among the attractions of Illinois.
Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Atlanta, Corpus Christi, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Juneau, Atlantic City, Houston, Minneapolis, Honolulu, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington DC, Boston, Santa Fe, Chicago, Fairbanks, Miami, Sitka, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, Savannah, St Louis, Sacramento, Phoenix, Lake Tahoe, New Orleans, Seattle, Philadelphia, Anchorage, New York, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, San Diego and Skagway 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 The Ozarks, Mount Rainier National Park, the Florida Keys, Mount Rushmore, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the wild west town of Tombstone, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the California coastline, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Appalachians, Niagara Falls, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yellowstone National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Disney resorts, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Adirondacks, Route 66, the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, rodeos and the Okefenokee Swamp.
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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