Maeystown IL hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Maeystown Illinois USA. Illinois scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Camelopard suggests hints and tips for your journey.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Maeystown Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, Claridge's in London, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune) and the Chelsea Hotel in New York. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Myths, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Legends, Monsters and Folklore in Illinois
The red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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 moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; and the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); 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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; 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; and the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
State Parks, State Forests, National Parks, Nature Reserves, National Forests and Refuges in Illinois
Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; the 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); Middle Mississippi River 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; Apple River Canyon State Park; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; and the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges 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. Boston, Fairbanks, Miami, Corpus Christi, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Albuquerque, Sacramento, Skagway, Juneau, Atlanta, New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Washington DC, Seattle, Honolulu, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, San Diego, Santa Fe, Atlantic City, Savannah, Sitka, Detroit, Dallas, St Louis, Fort Lauderdale, Kansas City, Anchorage, Philadelphia and Phoenix 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 Grand Canyon, the Disney resorts, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Florida Keys, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Bryce Canyon, the California coastline, rodeos, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Route 66, Mount Rushmore, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Appalachians, Glacier Bay National Park, the Adirondacks, Niagara Falls, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Ozarks, Mount Rainier National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Everglades 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. Travel safely and happily.
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