Peoria IL hotels. Look for your hotels in Peoria Illinois USA. Illinois cryptozoology, hauntings, monsters, folklore, ghosts, myths and legends. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Illinois. Alerts, anecdotes and tips for vacationers and business travellers.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Peoria Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro and the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Scary Stories, Legends, Folklore, Ghosts, Monsters and Myths in Illinois
The moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); 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 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, 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 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; 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 phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; and the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
State Forests, State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Forests, National Parks and Refuges in Illinois
Apple River Canyon State Park; 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; the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; 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; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; and Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
Welcome to the United States. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. Kansas City, Fairbanks, Santa Fe, Corpus Christi, Miami, Sitka, Phoenix, Honolulu, Seattle, Philadelphia, Albuquerque, Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe, Skagway, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Houston, Sacramento, Fort Lauderdale, New York, New Orleans, San Francisco, Boston, San Diego, Detroit, St Louis, Washington DC, Atlanta, Savannah, Las Vegas, Juneau, Dallas, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Anchorage and Chicago. If you have seen those cities, you have at least seen the most famous ones in the USA. Visiting all fifty states is something that even most Americans cannot manage but it is possible to visit those cities, as well as other iconic destinations such as Route 66, rodeos, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the Disney resorts, the Appalachians, the Adirondacks, the Ozarks, Bryce Canyon, the Everglades, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yellowstone National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the California coastline, Mount Rushmore, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the wild west town of Tombstone, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa and the Florida Keys. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. Travel safely and happily.
Camelopard offers travel advice and suggestsions for accommodation, including hotels in Peoria Illinois IL. Why not travel and stay in luxury?