Washington Park IL hotels. Find hotels in Washington Park Illinois USA. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Illinois folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Washington Park Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech) and the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. 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 Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived; Millenium Park in Chicago; the shores of Lake Michigan; Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; and the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago, are among the attractions of Illinois.
Monsters, Scary Stories, Myths, Ghosts, Legends and Folklore in Illinois
The phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; 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); gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; and the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the red eyed and three legged Enfield 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); 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 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); and the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in 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. Albuquerque, Minneapolis, Washington DC, Detroit, New York, Honolulu, Chicago, Philadelphia, Skagway, Indianapolis, St Louis, Seattle, Corpus Christi, Salt Lake City, Savannah, Boston, Atlantic City, Miami, Atlanta, Sacramento, San Francisco, Fairbanks, New Orleans, Sitka, Santa Fe, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Anchorage, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Lake Tahoe, Juneau, San Diego and Houston 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 Bryce Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Route 66, Mount Rushmore, the California coastline, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, the Florida Keys, Mount Rainier National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Adirondacks, Glacier Bay National Park, the Everglades, the Disney resorts, the Appalachians, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Ozarks, Niagara Falls, the Okefenokee Swamp, Yosemite National Park and rodeos.
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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