Choose from Twenty-Six Options
$18 for a pyramid tour for two ($30 value). Choose 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. on the following dates:
- July 19 or 26
- August 2, 9, 16, 23, or 30
- September 6, 13, or 27
- October 4, 18, or 25
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.