Peoria Area IL hotels. Book rooms in hotels in Peoria Area Illinois United States of America. Vacation and travel suggestions by Camelopard. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Illinois. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of Illinois.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Peoria Area Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and the Queen Mary in Long Beach. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Monsters, Folklore, Legends, Scary Stories, Myths and Ghosts in Illinois
The phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); 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; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; 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 among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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 giant serpent of Lake Michigan; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; and 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), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions 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; Millenium Park in Chicago; the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants; and the shores of Lake Michigan, are among the attractions of Illinois.
Welcome to the United States. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Skagway, Los Angeles, Savannah, Indianapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Fairbanks, Boston, Minneapolis, Detroit, San Francisco, Chicago, Lake Tahoe, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, Juneau, Albuquerque, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Philadelphia, Houston, Miami, Honolulu, Kansas City, Anchorage, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Atlantic City, San Diego, Washington DC, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Sitka, New York, St Louis and Seattle 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 The Everglades, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the Florida Keys, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Adirondacks, the Ozarks, Bryce Canyon, the California coastline, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Disney resorts, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Niagara Falls, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Yosemite National Park, rodeos, the Grand Canyon, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Appalachians, Yellowstone National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Route 66, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rushmore and Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park.
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. Travel safely and happily.
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