Dixmoor IL hotels. Find hotels in Dixmoor Illinois United States of America. Funny stories, warnings and travel hints. Illinois cryptozoology, hauntings, monsters, folklore, ghosts, myths and legends. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Illinois.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Dixmoor Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. Claridge's in London, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong and the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China. are internationally renowned hotels.
State Forests, National Parks, Nature Reserves, State Parks, National Forests and Refuges in Illinois
Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; 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; Apple River Canyon State Park; the 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); and Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
Myths, Folklore, Ghosts, Legends, Scary Stories and Monsters in Illinois
Gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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 phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; and the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; 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 long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; and the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Minneapolis, New Orleans, Washington DC, St Louis, Chicago, Houston, Corpus Christi, Honolulu, Savannah, Anchorage, San Diego, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Boston, Kansas City, Atlantic City, Fort Lauderdale, Salt Lake City, Detroit, Skagway, San Francisco, Albuquerque, Lake Tahoe, Philadelphia, Santa Fe, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Juneau, Sacramento, Seattle, New York, Sitka and Fairbanks 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 Okefenokee Swamp, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Route 66, Yosemite National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the California coastline, Yellowstone National Park, the Adirondacks, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Florida Keys, Mount Rainier National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Appalachians, the Ozarks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Disney resorts, Bryce Canyon, rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, Niagara Falls and the Everglades.
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. Good luck on your travels.
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