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Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Illinois
The Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived; Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; the shores of Lake Michigan; Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants; and Millenium Park in Chicago, are among the attractions of Illinois.
Scary Stories, Ghosts, Myths, Legends, Folklore and Monsters in Illinois
The chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; 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; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow 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; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; and the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; 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; and the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
America is one of the largest, most most varied and most interesting countries in the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Indianapolis, Phoenix, Dallas, Washington DC, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Lake Tahoe, Kansas City, Seattle, Atlantic City, Houston, Philadelphia, New York, Honolulu, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Sacramento, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Sitka, St Louis, Fairbanks, Las Vegas, Corpus Christi, Salt Lake City, Anchorage, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Skagway, Savannah, Miami, Juneau, Minneapolis, San Diego and San Francisco 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 Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Disney resorts, the Everglades, the Florida Keys, the Okefenokee Swamp, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Grand Canyon, rodeos, the Ozarks, Glacier Bay National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yosemite National Park, Route 66, the Appalachians, Mount Rainier National Park, Niagara Falls, Bryce Canyon, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Mount Rushmore, the Adirondacks, the California coastline, the wild west town of Tombstone, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta and Yellowstone National Park.
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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