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    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Melrose Park Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, Claridge's in London and the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. are some of the world's most famous hotels.

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

    The hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); 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 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; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); 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 moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; 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 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; and the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.

    Nature Reserves, National Parks, State Forests, National Forests, State Parks and Refuges in Illinois

    Apple River Canyon State Park; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; 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 the 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois), are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.



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    The United States of America is famous for the comfort of its hotels. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Detroit, Albuquerque, Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Anchorage, Sitka, Seattle, Fairbanks, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, St Louis, Corpus Christi, Las Vegas, Washington DC, New York, Sacramento, Phoenix, Honolulu, Juneau, Skagway, Savannah, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Lake Tahoe, Santa Fe, Atlantic City and Boston 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 Bryce Canyon, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Adirondacks, Mount Rushmore, the Okefenokee Swamp, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the California coastline, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Route 66, the Appalachians, Niagara Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Florida Keys, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, rodeos, Yosemite National Park, the Ozarks, the Everglades, the Disney resorts, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park and the Arctic wilderness of Alaska.

    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. Good luck on your travels.

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