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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Markham Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong and the Mandarin Oriental Macau. are internationally renowned hotels.

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

    The phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; 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 giant serpent of Lake Michigan; and the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.

    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 long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the red eyed and three legged Enfield 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); Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow 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 spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; and the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.

    Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Illinois

    The shores of Lake Michigan; Millenium Park in Chicago; the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants; the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived; and Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, are among the attractions of Illinois.


    America welcomes careful drivers; also pilots and passengers, for that matter. 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 Kansas City, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, Albuquerque, Honolulu, Savannah, Sacramento, Sitka, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Washington DC, Lake Tahoe, Skagway, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Fairbanks, Boston, Minneapolis, Corpus Christi, Anchorage, Las Vegas, Atlanta, St Louis, Dallas, Juneau, Atlantic City, Seattle, Detroit, Chicago, New York, Houston, Phoenix, Miami and Santa Fe. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Mount Rushmore, the Adirondacks, the Disney resorts, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, the Ozarks, Glacier Bay National Park, Yellowstone National Park, rodeos, the Okefenokee Swamp, the California coastline, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Route 66, Yosemite National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Mount Rainier National Park, the Florida Keys, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Everglades, the Appalachians, Niagara Falls, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska and the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Whether you travel America for business or pleasure, enjoy your journey.

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