Choose from Twenty Four Options
for a pyramid tour for one ( value). Choose from the following dates:
- June 1, 8, 15, or 22
- July 6, 12, 13, 26, or 27
- August 3, 9, 10, 17, 23, 24, or 31
- September 7, 14, 21, or 28
- October 5, 12, 19, or 26
Tours start at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. The gates open 30 minutes prior to the tour; early arrival is recommended.
The Gold Pyramid
Driving through Wadsworth, Illinois, you might think that Dilleys Road has been interrupted by a wormhole. That's because a huge pyramid, surrounded by a moat and walls decorated with hieroglyphics, sits matter-of-factly on a lot adjacent to typical American homes. But the structure hasn't been transported from Middle Kingdom Egypt. Known as The Gold Pyramid, it was built as a private residence in 1977 by creative couple Jim and Linda Onan and features six floors, a three-pyramid garage, and a giant statue of Ramses II that guards the entrance. Guided tours take visitors around the pyramid's public areas—decorated with Egyptian-style furnishings—and into a replica of King Tut's tomb. To memorialize your visit, check out the onsite gift shop for costumes and souvenirs instead of pocketing a cursed artifact from the pharaoh's sarcophagus.