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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Gilman Illinois hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi and the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun. are some of the world's most famous hotels.

    State Parks, State Forests, National Parks, National Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Illinois

    Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; 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; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; Apple River Canyon State Park; the 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); and the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.

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

    The long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms 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 nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); 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 red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; and Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.

    The giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; 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; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; and 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, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.


    America welcomes careful drivers; also pilots and passengers, for that matter. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Las Vegas, Skagway, Atlantic City, Kansas City, New York, Salt Lake City, Corpus Christi, Lake Tahoe, Philadelphia, Juneau, Fort Lauderdale, Anchorage, Savannah, Fairbanks, Atlanta, Sitka, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Seattle, Boston, Minneapolis, San Diego, San Francisco, New Orleans, Detroit, Miami, St Louis, Santa Fe, Phoenix, Washington DC, Honolulu, Chicago, Indianapolis, Houston and Dallas you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, the Ozarks, the Grand Canyon, Glacier Bay National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rainier National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Appalachians, the Adirondacks, Yellowstone National Park, rodeos, Bryce Canyon, the Disney resorts, the Florida Keys, the California coastline, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yosemite National Park, the Everglades, Route 66, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Okefenokee Swamp and the wild west town of Tombstone. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. We at wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.

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