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Stallions, Sphinxes and a Shanty
Let the ride take you...

Lake County, Illinois is blessed to have so many interesting attractions and this themed tour features the Tempel Lipizzans, Gold Pyramid House and The Shanty.

Tempel Lipizzans is home to the largest privately-owned herd of Lipizzan stallions in the world. Saved during World War II by General George Patton, these stallions are internationally-renowned, having performed their horse ballet in several presidential inaugurations, celebrations for kings and queens, and countless visitors to Lake County. Their season runs late June through early September and offers Behind the Scenes tours in the shoulder months.

Jim Onan was so fascinated with the electrical charges that result from a perfectly constructed pyramid, that he built a Gold Pyramid House. Jim's son, Thomas "Rocko" will lead your group through the first two stories of the family's six story pyramid house, built of gold panels and 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.

The Shanty gained popularity when owner, Dimitri Kallianis was featured on the Food Network's TV show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." The restaurant is a favorite for locals and travelers and was recently renovated to accommodate the demand.

To better serve you, Dimitri and Rocko have teamed up to offer gourmet meals inside the Gold Pyramid House, catered by The Shanty.

Extend your tour with nearby shopping at Gurnee Mills, tour of the Mother Rudd Home which was part of the Underground Railroad or the Button Room Museum which houses a huge collection of wearable buttons.

Should you wish to stay overnight and partake of more of our northern venues, we have several nearby limited service hotels such as Hampton Inn & Suites to full-service Holiday Inn Conference Center.

Jayne Nordstrom, Group Tour Manager, Visit Lake CountyHowever 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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