Polo IL hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Polo Illinois United States of America. Warnings, anecdotes and travel advice from Camelopard.com. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Illinois. Weird tales, monsters, ghosts, hauntings, scary stories, legends, folklore and myths of Illinois.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Polo Illinois hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Savoy Hotel in London and the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Scary Stories, Legends, Folklore, Monsters, Myths and Ghosts in 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; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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 nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; and gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; 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 long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; and the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
State Forests, Nature Reserves, National Forests, State Parks, National Parks and Refuges in Illinois
Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; the 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); Apple River Canyon State Park; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; 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 strange geology of Starved Rock State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
The USA is one of the most developed and technologically advanced countries in the world, yet has preserved much of its wilderness and beautiful scenery. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Miami, Juneau, Houston, Boston, Skagway, Atlantic City, Fort Lauderdale, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, Dallas, Detroit, New York, New Orleans, Seattle, Los Angeles, Fairbanks, Honolulu, Savannah, San Diego, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Anchorage, Santa Fe, Sitka, Minneapolis, Chicago, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Corpus Christi, St Louis and Kansas City 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 Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Route 66, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yosemite National Park, the Ozarks, rodeos, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Adirondacks, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Disney resorts, the Florida Keys, Mount Rushmore, the Everglades, Mount Rainier National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Glacier Bay National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls, the Appalachians and the California coastline.
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. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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