Highland IL hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Highland Illinois USA. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Illinois. Travel advice suggested by Camelopard. Illinois scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Highland Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun and the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Ghosts, Myths, Legends, Folklore, Scary Stories and Monsters in Illinois
The giant serpent of Lake Michigan; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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 moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; and the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
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; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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 red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, 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); 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 other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Bald eagles, groundhogs, opossums, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, prothonotary warblers, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, bobcats, cottonmouth snakes, red-headed woodpeckers, red foxes, raccoons, ruby-throated hummingbirds, timber rattlesnakes, gray foxes, minks, American badgers, blue jays, coyotes, black-capped chickadees, Eastern chipmunks, white-tailed deer, Eastern cottontail rabbits, wild turkeys, common grackles and copperhead snakes are among the wild animals of Illinois.
The USA is one of the most developed and technologically advanced countries in the world, yet has preserved much of its wilderness and beautiful scenery. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Atlanta, Minneapolis, Savannah, San Diego, Dallas, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Philadelphia, Miami, Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Boston, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Juneau, Sitka, Corpus Christi, Anchorage, Atlantic City, Chicago, Phoenix, Detroit, Washington DC, Santa Fe, Salt Lake City, Skagway, St Louis, Lake Tahoe, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale, Sacramento, Fairbanks, San Francisco and New Orleans 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 Niagara Falls, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Ozarks, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Okefenokee Swamp, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rushmore, the Disney resorts, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Route 66, Yosemite National Park, the Everglades, the California coastline, the Appalachians, rodeos, the Florida Keys, Bryce Canyon, the Adirondacks, Glacier Bay National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the Grand Canyon and Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords 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. Camelopard suggests using well-known companies for your hotel reservations.
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