Wheeling IL hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Wheeling Illinois USA. Camelopard travel tips and hints. 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.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Wheeling Illinois hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Minks, gray foxes, cottonmouth snakes, black-capped chickadees, groundhogs, wild turkeys, raccoons, Eastern cottontail rabbits, ruby-throated hummingbirds, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, American badgers, prothonotary warblers, bald eagles, timber rattlesnakes, opossums, common grackles, blue jays, red foxes, coyotes, white-tailed deer, copperhead snakes, bobcats, red-headed woodpeckers, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes and Eastern chipmunks are among the wild animals of Illinois.
Scary Stories, Legends, Myths, Monsters, Folklore and Ghosts in Illinois
The hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; and the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 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); 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 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; and Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. 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 Houston, Savannah, Corpus Christi, Atlantic City, Detroit, Las Vegas, Seattle, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Miami, Sacramento, San Diego, Juneau, Philadelphia, Fairbanks, Dallas, Skagway, Washington DC, Kansas City, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Sitka, Santa Fe, Lake Tahoe, Atlanta, Phoenix, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, Anchorage, Chicago, St Louis, Albuquerque, New York and Boston. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The Everglades, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rushmore, the Okefenokee Swamp, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the California coastline, the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Niagara Falls, the Adirondacks, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Appalachians, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Disney resorts, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Route 66, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Florida Keys, the wild west town of Tombstone, rodeos, Yosemite National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the Ozarks and Yellowstone National Park are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. We hope that you enjoy your hotel.
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