Rossville IL hotels. Reservations for hotels in Rossville Illinois United States of America. Hints and tips for holidaymakers or business travellers. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Illinois fearsome critters, cryptozoology, ghosts, monsters, legends, hauntings, myths and folklore.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Rossville Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Queen Mary in Long Beach and the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
National Parks, State Parks, National Forests, Nature Reserves, State Forests and Refuges in Illinois
The 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; 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; Apple River Canyon State Park; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; and Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
Ghosts, Myths, Folklore, Legends, Scary Stories and Monsters in Illinois
The moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; 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); Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); 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 giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; and 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, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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 has some of the best facilities for travellers in the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Boston, Juneau, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, New Orleans, Houston, Honolulu, Seattle, Phoenix, St Louis, San Diego, Anchorage, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Savannah, Sitka, Fairbanks, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Skagway, Corpus Christi, Atlantic City, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Albuquerque, Sacramento, Kansas City, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Lake Tahoe, Philadelphia, Miami 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 Florida Keys, the Ozarks, the wild west town of Tombstone, Bryce Canyon, the Adirondacks, the Disney resorts, Niagara Falls, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rainier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yosemite National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Appalachians, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Route 66, Mount Rushmore, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, rodeos, the California coastline, the Grand Canyon, the Everglades and Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa.
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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