Built as a private home in 1977, the 17,000 sq. ft. pyramid features statues, a moat, a three-pyramid garage, and Egyptian-style furnishings
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$18 for a pyramid tour for two ($30 value).
Tours are available at 2 p.m. on the following dates:
- April 17 or 24
- May 1, 8, 15, 22, or 29
- September 4, 11, or 25
- October 2, 9, 16, or 23
Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the following dates:
- June 5, 12, or 26
- July 10, 17, 24, or 31
- August 7, 14, 21, or 28
The gates open 30 minutes prior to the tour; early arrival is recommended.
Need To Know
About 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.