Wheaton IL hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Wheaton Illinois USA. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Camelopard suggests hints and tips for your journey. Illinois scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Wheaton 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 Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Savoy Hotel in London and the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Ghosts, Monsters, Scary Stories, Folklore, Legends and Myths in Illinois
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 red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; 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 chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, 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 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; 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 nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; and the giant serpent of Lake Michigan, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions 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; Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; the shores of Lake Michigan; Millenium Park in Chicago; and the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago, are among the attractions of Illinois.
So you want to see America. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Boston, Detroit, St Louis, Salt Lake City, Atlantic City, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Savannah, Juneau, Indianapolis, Sacramento, Seattle, New Orleans, New York, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Skagway, Fairbanks, Philadelphia, Anchorage, Albuquerque, Washington DC, Miami, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Phoenix, Honolulu, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Sitka, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, Corpus Christi and Kansas City. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The Okefenokee Swamp, Yellowstone National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Niagara Falls, the Appalachians, the Adirondacks, the Florida Keys, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the wild west town of Tombstone, the California coastline, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Disney resorts, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, rodeos, the Everglades, Mount Rushmore, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Ozarks, Mount Rainier National Park, Route 66, Yosemite National Park and Glacier Bay National Park are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America.
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