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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Des Plaines Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China and the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Illinois
The Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants; the shores of Lake Michigan; the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived; Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; and Millenium Park in Chicago, are among the attractions of Illinois.
Ghosts, Folklore, Myths, Scary Stories, Monsters and Legends in Illinois
Gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow 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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; 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 long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); 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 giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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 moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; and 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, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. 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 Savannah, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Boston, Atlanta, Juneau, Honolulu, Houston, Albuquerque, Indianapolis, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Atlantic City, Chicago, New York, San Diego, Dallas, Fairbanks, Skagway, Anchorage, Lake Tahoe, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Detroit, Corpus Christi, Sacramento, Sitka, Washington DC and St Louis. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Yellowstone National Park, Bryce Canyon, Route 66, Glacier Bay National Park, the Disney resorts, Mount Rushmore, the wild west town of Tombstone, the California coastline, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, the Everglades, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Niagara Falls, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Appalachians, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, rodeos, the Florida Keys, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rainier National Park, the Ozarks, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park and the Adirondacks are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Whether you travel America for business or pleasure, enjoy your journey.
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