Woodstock IL hotels. Reserve accommodation in hotels in Woodstock Illinois USA. Camelopard travel tips and hints. Illinois myths, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends and ghosts. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Illinois.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Woodstock Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau and the Villa D'Este on Lake Como. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Bobcats, black-capped chickadees, prothonotary warblers, copperhead snakes, groundhogs, timber rattlesnakes, gray foxes, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, cottonmouth snakes, blue jays, red foxes, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, bald eagles, red-headed woodpeckers, ruby-throated hummingbirds, Eastern cottontail rabbits, white-tailed deer, opossums, common grackles, wild turkeys, American badgers, raccoons, minks, coyotes and Eastern chipmunks are among the wild animals of Illinois.
Legends, Folklore, Myths, Scary Stories, Ghosts and Monsters in Illinois
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 long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, 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 phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; 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); and the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled in the USA. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Minneapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Fairbanks, Boston, Detroit, Savannah, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Anchorage, Honolulu, Atlanta, San Diego, Indianapolis, Juneau, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, St Louis, Atlantic City, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Corpus Christi, Sitka, Miami, Washington DC, Skagway, Santa Fe, Seattle, Chicago, Phoenix, Kansas City, New Orleans, Houston, Sacramento and Dallas 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 Disney resorts, the wild west town of Tombstone, Glacier Bay National Park, the California coastline, Yellowstone National Park, the Ozarks, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Adirondacks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Route 66, Mount Rushmore, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Appalachians, Niagara Falls, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, rodeos and the Florida Keys.
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. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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