Rockford IL hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Rockford Illinois United States of America. Illinois national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Illinois cryptozoology, hauntings, monsters, folklore, ghosts, myths and legends. Camelopard suggests hints and tips for your journey.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Rockford Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong and the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
National Parks, National Forests, Nature Reserves, State Forests, State Parks and Refuges in Illinois
Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; the strange geology of Starved Rock 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; 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; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; and Apple River Canyon State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
Myths, Monsters, Legends, Ghosts, Scary Stories and Folklore in Illinois
The spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 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 giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; and the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
Gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; 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 chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; and 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, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
America welcomes careful drivers; also pilots and passengers, for that matter. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Anchorage, Honolulu, Savannah, Atlantic City, Detroit, Seattle, Sitka, Sacramento, Indianapolis, Houston, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Washington DC, Philadelphia, St Louis, Phoenix, New York, San Diego, Albuquerque, Kansas City, Miami, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Boston, Los Angeles, Skagway, Atlanta, Juneau, San Francisco, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Fairbanks, Lake Tahoe and Salt Lake 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 The Grand Canyon, the Ozarks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Bryce Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Florida Keys, the Disney resorts, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Everglades, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Route 66, Mount Rushmore, rodeos, the Appalachians, the California coastline, the Adirondacks, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, Niagara Falls, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi and the wild west town of Tombstone.
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. We hope that you found today's Camelopard tip useful.
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