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Pyramid Power
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Gold Pyramid House

Come to Lake County for a pyramid themed day (fun mystery tour) that includes a glimpse into our own Gold Pyramid House!

Jim Onan, a local builder, was so fascinated with the electrical charges that result from a perfectly constructed pyramid, that he built a Gold Pyramid House.  Jim's youngest son, Thomas "Rocko" will lead your group through the first two stories of the family's 17,000 sq. ft. six story pyramid house, originally adorned with gold panels.  It was known as the world’s largest gold structure.  Currently painted gold, see one of a kind artifacts, including dining room chairs from the Cecil B. DeMille movie "The Ten Commandments," a scale replica of King Tut's tomb and large gift shop.

Head over to the nearby Gurnee Mills to Rainforest Café for a wild place to shop & eat!  A special menu created just for this tour can be done family-style.  Nosh on their Fried Onion Stack or Beef Lava Nachos to start, the infamous Rasta Pasta or China Island Salad and end with their signature dessert – Volcano! 

Peter Patterson Glassworks is your next stop; Peter has been working with glass for 35 years and he will show you how he creates glass pyramids in several sizes.  Your tour can include each guest making their own piece (needs 3 days to cool and then need to be picked up or shipped), include a piece to take home as part of your tour or everyone has a chance to shop on their own.  Mexican hot chocolate from El Barrio Restaurant may be added as sweet refreshment before heading home!  


Your group will be amazed at how you put together such a clever tour.  We’ll never tell, your secret is just as safe as how they built the pyramids!  

Jayne Nordstrom, Group Tour Manager, Visit Lake County
However you choose to piece together your tour, your knowledgeable Lake County coordinator Jayne Nordstrom will be on hand to assist you.

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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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