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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Maryville Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech) and the Savoy Hotel in London. are some of the world's most famous hotels.

    Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Illinois

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

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

    The giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; and gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.

    The red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 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 nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; and the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in 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 Salt Lake City, Chicago, Juneau, New York, Miami, Skagway, Albuquerque, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Phoenix, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, San Francisco, San Diego, Savannah, Fairbanks, Honolulu, Houston, Corpus Christi, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Seattle, Dallas, St Louis, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Boston, Lake Tahoe, Minneapolis, Sitka, New Orleans, Atlantic City, Anchorage and Indianapolis. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Yosemite National Park, Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls, rodeos, the Everglades, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the wild west town of Tombstone, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Appalachians, the Ozarks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the California coastline, Route 66, the Florida Keys, the Adirondacks, the Grand Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Disney resorts and the Okefenokee Swamp are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Visit again, if not to travel then for another useful travel tip.

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