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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Springfield Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi and the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Illinois
Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants; the shores of Lake Michigan; Millenium Park in Chicago; Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; and the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived, are among the attractions of Illinois.
Scary Stories, Monsters, Myths, Ghosts, Folklore and Legends in Illinois
Gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; 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 long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; and the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); 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; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; and the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
So you want to see America. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Phoenix, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Sacramento, Santa Fe, Chicago, Atlantic City, Atlanta, Las Vegas, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Juneau, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Savannah, St Louis, Lake Tahoe, Dallas, Fairbanks, Honolulu, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Sitka, Houston, Albuquerque, Miami, Detroit, Anchorage, Skagway, San Diego, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington DC, Corpus Christi 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 The Ozarks, Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the California coastline, the Adirondacks, the Disney resorts, the Appalachians, the Florida Keys, rodeos, the Everglades, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Bryce Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yosemite National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska 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. Camelopard.com and its staff hope that you enjoy your stay.
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