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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Fairmont City Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, Claridge's in London, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro and the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai. are internationally renowned hotels.
National Forests, National Parks, State Forests, State Parks, Nature Reserves 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; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; Apple River Canyon State Park; the 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; and Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
Folklore, Myths, Ghosts, Legends, Scary Stories and Monsters in Illinois
The red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; 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 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 giant serpent of Lake Michigan; 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 among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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 gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Las Vegas, Chicago, Washington DC, Savannah, Seattle, Dallas, Detroit, Minneapolis, Boston, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Houston, Skagway, Juneau, Salt Lake City, Sitka, Kansas City, Atlantic City, New York, St Louis, Philadelphia, Honolulu, San Diego, San Francisco, Atlanta, Fairbanks, Miami, Sacramento, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Santa Fe, Lake Tahoe, Anchorage and Corpus Christi 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 Florida Keys, the Ozarks, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Route 66, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, rodeos, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Everglades, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Yosemite National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Glacier Bay National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Appalachians, Mount Rushmore, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Disney resorts, Mount Rainier National Park, Bryce Canyon, the California coastline, Yellowstone National Park and the Adirondacks.
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. Happy travelling!
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