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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Joliet Illinois hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune) 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.

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

    The giant serpent of Lake Michigan; 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 hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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 phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms 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.

    Gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; 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; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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.

    Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Illinois

    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; the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; and Millenium Park in Chicago, are among the attractions of Illinois.



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    Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. 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 Honolulu, Corpus Christi, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Sitka, Atlanta, Anchorage, St Louis, New York, New Orleans, Atlantic City, Dallas, Philadelphia, Savannah, Boston, Miami, Indianapolis, Lake Tahoe, Detroit, Fairbanks, Albuquerque, Houston, Minneapolis, San Diego, Sacramento, Washington DC, Seattle, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Juneau, Skagway, Los Angeles, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix and Santa Fe. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The Grand Canyon, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Bryce Canyon, the Florida Keys, the Appalachians, the California coastline, Mount Rainier National Park, the Adirondacks, Yosemite National Park, the Everglades, Route 66, rodeos, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Disney resorts, the Ozarks, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the wild west town of Tombstone, Niagara Falls, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rushmore, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park and the Okefenokee Swamp are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Good luck on your travels.

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