Hinsdale IL hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Hinsdale Illinois USA. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Alerts, anecdotes and tips for vacationers and business travellers. Weird tales, monsters, ghosts, hauntings, scary stories, legends, folklore and myths of Illinois.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Hinsdale Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Mandarin Oriental Macau and the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Parks, National Forests, State Forests and Refuges in Illinois
The 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; Apple River Canyon State Park; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; 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; and Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
Ghosts, Myths, Legends, Folklore, Monsters and Scary Stories in Illinois
The long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; 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); 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 spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; and the giant serpent of Lake Michigan, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 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 chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); and the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in 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. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Atlantic City, New Orleans, St Louis, Albuquerque, San Diego, New York, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, Fairbanks, Philadelphia, Sitka, Santa Fe, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Detroit, Kansas City, Skagway, Washington DC, Dallas, Los Angeles, Corpus Christi, Houston, Boston, Savannah, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Anchorage, Chicago, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Honolulu and Juneau. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Bryce Canyon, the Ozarks, rodeos, Glacier Bay National Park, the Florida Keys, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Adirondacks, the wild west town of Tombstone, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, the California coastline, the Disney resorts, Niagara Falls, the Everglades, Route 66, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rushmore, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Appalachians, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the Okefenokee Swamp are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. We hope that you enjoy your hotel.
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