Pyramid House.

Gold Pyramid House

Field review by the editors.

Wadsworth, Illinois

"The largest 24-karat gold-plated object ever created" is the private home of a rich Armenian garage builder and his family.

The Golden Pyramid conducts summertime weekend tours, weather permitting, of the lavish private pyramid home, a 17,000-square-foot six-story structure containing a replica of King Tut's tomb.

The walled property also features a triple-pyramid garage and a great 64-foot-tall statue of Ramses. Worthwhile just to photograph through the iron gates, but within the walls you may be chased by dogs, as we were on our first visit (and we've heard from others trying to visit when the public was not invited). It is always visible from outside the property walls, which are decorated with hieroglyphics, Egyptian busts and other ornamentation.

Gold Pyramid House

37921 Dilleys Rd, Wadsworth, IL
Tri-State Tollway (I-94) exit onto Hwy 132/Grand Ave. Drive east and then immediately turn left onto Hwy 15/Dilleys Rd. Drive north about three miles. On the right.
May-Oct tours Sa-Su, weather permitting. (Call to verify)
Adult $18.
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