Shiloh IL hotels. Reservations for hotels in Shiloh Illinois United States of America. Illinois national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Weird tales, monsters, ghosts, hauntings, scary stories, legends, folklore and myths of Illinois. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Shiloh Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the Mandarin Oriental Macau and the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Illinois
Millenium Park in Chicago; Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived; the shores of Lake Michigan; the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; and Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants, are among the attractions of Illinois.
Myths, Monsters, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Legends and Folklore in Illinois
The long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; 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 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; and the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; 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 chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; 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 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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Welcome to the United States. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Skagway, Atlanta, Miami, Savannah, New York, Corpus Christi, Minneapolis, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Boston, Juneau, Anchorage, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, San Diego, Sacramento, Sitka, Las Vegas, Seattle, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlantic City, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Detroit, Washington DC, Houston, Kansas City, St Louis, Indianapolis, Lake Tahoe, Fairbanks, San Francisco and Honolulu 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 Glacier Bay National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the California coastline, the Ozarks, Mount Rushmore, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yosemite National Park, the Disney resorts, the Adirondacks, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, Bryce Canyon, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rainier National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, rodeos, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Florida Keys, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Everglades, Route 66, the Appalachians, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa and Niagara Falls.
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. Whether you travel America for business or pleasure, enjoy your journey.
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