Rockford Area IL hotels. Reserve accommodation in hotels in Rockford Area Illinois United States of America. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Illinois. Weird tales, monsters, ghosts, hauntings, scary stories, legends, folklore and myths of Illinois. Vacation and travel suggestions by Camelopard.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Rockford Area Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles and the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong. are internationally renowned hotels.
Myths, Monsters, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Legends and Folklore in Illinois
The strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; 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 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); 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 long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; 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 chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; and the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
State Forests, State Parks, National Forests, National Parks, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Illinois
The 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; Apple River Canyon 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; the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; and Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Anchorage, Las Vegas, Chicago, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Houston, Savannah, Washington DC, Lake Tahoe, Corpus Christi, New York, Atlanta, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Juneau, Santa Fe, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, Skagway, Atlantic City, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Boston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Fairbanks, St Louis, Honolulu, Sitka, New Orleans and Detroit 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 Niagara Falls, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Appalachians, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Okefenokee Swamp, Yellowstone National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Florida Keys, the Adirondacks, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, rodeos, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rushmore, the Disney resorts, the California coastline, the Grand Canyon, the Everglades, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Ozarks and Route 66.
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 enjoy your hotel.
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