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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Galesburg Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun and Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

    Scary Stories, Folklore, Monsters, Myths, Legends and Ghosts in Illinois

    The spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, 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 nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; 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.

    Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; and 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), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.

    Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois

    Timber rattlesnakes, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, minks, Eastern chipmunks, American badgers, gray foxes, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, bald eagles, raccoons, copperhead snakes, red foxes, opossums, ruby-throated hummingbirds, blue jays, groundhogs, cottonmouth snakes, coyotes, prothonotary warblers, bobcats, black-capped chickadees, red-headed woodpeckers, Eastern cottontail rabbits and common grackles are among the wild animals of Illinois.


    America is one country that nearly everyone wants to visit at some time in their lives. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Los Angeles, Detroit, Albuquerque, St Louis, Corpus Christi, Las Vegas, Washington DC, New York, Fairbanks, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Anchorage, Boston, Savannah, Seattle, Skagway, Lake Tahoe, Sitka, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Atlantic City, Chicago, Sacramento, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Honolulu, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis, San Francisco and Juneau 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 wild west town of Tombstone, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Florida Keys, Mount Rainier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Everglades, Glacier Bay National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Appalachians, the Okefenokee Swamp, Bryce Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Route 66, Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls, the Ozarks, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Adirondacks, the Disney resorts, rodeos, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the California coastline and the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii.

    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. Come back soon for another helpful Camelopard tip.

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