We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gold Pyramid House

37921 N Dilleys Rd, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9630
Save
Review Highlights
So Worth It !!!

My husband and I visited the Gold Pyramid House back in the mid-80's...and for years now we've said... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Patnmel
,
West Chicago, Illinois
Must SEE Gold House with Real Egyptian artifacts. Better than any museum near Gurnee.

This hidden gem is only minutes away from Gurnee mall but we never knew it was there! Purchased... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
scottymom01
,
Chicago, Illinois
Read all 23 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“gift shop” (6 reviews)
“youngest son” (2 reviews)
“car garage” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
37921 N Dilleys Rd, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9630
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (23)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"gift shop"
in 6 reviews
"youngest son"
in 2 reviews
"car garage"
in 2 reviews
"pyramid house"
in 6 reviews
"egyptian artifacts"
in 7 reviews
"king tut's tomb"
in 4 reviews
"private residence"
in 2 reviews
"numerous trips"
in 2 reviews
"ramses ii"
in 2 reviews
"replica"
in 7 reviews
"tours"
in 7 reviews
"project"
in 2 reviews
"structure"
in 2 reviews
"stories"
in 2 reviews
"overview"
in 2 reviews
"groupon"
in 3 reviews
"acres"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 6 November 2017

My husband and I visited the Gold Pyramid House back in the mid-80's...and for years now we've said we'd like to go back...so yesterday we did and I am so very glad. It's got more to see now, a wonderful, BIG gift, shop and the...More

4  Thank Patnmel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This hidden gem is only minutes away from Gurnee mall but we never knew it was there! Purchased admission through a groupon so tickets were about half price. This private home on 11 acres has a 50 foot statue in front and a gold house...More

1  Thank scottymom01
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Who would believe an Egyptian pyramid in Wadsworth Illinois ---- but there it is. It's actually a family home built by a man fascinated by the history of ancient Egypt who expanded his passion to building a home that, though very large, looks like a...More

2  Thank Pauly1750
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2017

If you're in the area, it's a very interesting 1.5hr tour, guided by the builder's son, whose parent still live there--yes, inside the pyramid! You see not only "public" areas used for events, etc now, but also much of the private residence. It also features...More

Thank 60,087
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 August 2017

It felt like I was in Egypt. It was an awesome tour and it was presented well by Onan. Their webpage needed to be updated with all the information about prices and when all the tours are conducted. Could not get someone on the phone...More

Thank Nona B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 August 2017

For me, this was not worth driving 1 1/2 hours (80 miles) each way. I liked Mr. Onan. He seemed really knowledgeable about Egypt, and he injected lots of humor into his lecture. I went to this attraction thinking that I would be seeing the...More

2  Thank joanmaxine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Go here! It's fascinating. You will not leave disappointed. So much to see, learn and explore. A MUST.

Thank Lauralu8484
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 December 2016

If you have traveled enough over the years, you might come to the conclusion that you've seen it all. Nothing more could surprise you, not a restaurant or a hotel or a historical site or an attraction of any kind. Think again. Have you visited...More

1  Thank Taylor B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The best description we can give is that it's very unique. Our docent Mr. Onan gave a good description of the background - why it was built & how it is being updated. It was originally built as a house to be lived in &...More

Thank Eyes4Fun
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 July 2016

It's location is on an island, and is surrounded by a giant moat. The Pyramid House has a 50-foot statute of King Tut, a metal palm tree and many other remarkable features, including a 50-foot statue of King Tut, The owners will give a tour...More

1  Thank PatriciaMilwaukee_WI
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Wadsworth Hotels
The Lotus Suites
123 reviews
2.38 km away
Fairfield Inn Chicago Gurnee
184 reviews
3.12 km away
Comfort Inn Gurnee
234 reviews
3.18 km away
Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center
300 reviews
3.61 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Shanty
225 reviews
1.78 km away
Captain Porky's
94 reviews
1.78 km away
Savanna House Restaurant & Bar
35 reviews
1.69 km away
Portillo's
151 reviews
2.59 km away
Nearby Attractions
60 to Escape
255 reviews
2.72 km away
The Tempel Lipizzans
49 reviews
2.76 km away
Gurnee Mills
340 reviews
3.44 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Patnmel
9 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 60,087 | Reviewed this property |
There were no photographic limits at all... even in personal area. Family is very friendly & open!
0
Votes
;