Oak Brook IL hotels. Find hotels in Oak Brook Illinois USA. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Warnings, anecdotes and travel advice from Camelopard.com. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Illinois.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Oak Brook Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa and the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Monsters, Folklore, Myths, Legends, Ghosts and Scary Stories in Illinois
Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); 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 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; and the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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 phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; 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.
National Parks, State Forests, National Forests, Nature Reserves, State Parks and Refuges in Illinois
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; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; the 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; Apple River Canyon State Park; the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; and Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
The United States of America has been the most culturally influential country in the world for generations. 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 Corpus Christi, Fairbanks, Philadelphia, San Diego, New Orleans, Phoenix, Atlantic City, Honolulu, Sitka, Minneapolis, Santa Fe, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Juneau, Indianapolis, New York, Kansas City, Detroit, Dallas, Skagway, Boston, Sacramento, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Miami, St Louis, Las Vegas, Anchorage, Lake Tahoe, Houston, Savannah, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Washington DC and Los Angeles. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The Grand Canyon, the Everglades, Yellowstone National Park, the Appalachians, Yosemite National Park, rodeos, the Ozarks, the California coastline, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Route 66, the Adirondacks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Florida Keys, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rainier National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Disney resorts, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Bryce Canyon, Glacier Bay National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Okefenokee Swamp, Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore and Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Happy travelling!
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