Obscura Society IL: Inside the Gold Pyramid - Atlas Obscura
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Wadsworth, Illinois

Obscura Society IL: Inside the Gold Pyramid

Discover the power of the pyramid as you join us for a complete tour of the Gold Pyramid House, the largest 24-karat gold object ever created!

Discover the power of the pyramid as you join us for a complete tour of largest 24-karat gold object ever created!

Linda and John Onan built this work of art with every intention of living in it and with all hopes of harnessing the power of the pyramid. 

Located on an island and surrounded by a giant moat, the Pyramid House has many remarkable features, including a 50-foot statue of King Tut, a metal palm tree and, a four car garage topped by three smaller pyramids.

Our tour will take us inside the six story, 17,000 square foot home where we'll investigate relics of ancient Egypt and explore the "Power of the Pyramid" as was popular in 1970's New Age belief.

We'll start with a lecture about the building and its remarkable history, and then tour the house, the museum, and "King Tut's Tomb" and there will time for photographs on the grounds. 

An extensive gift shop of Egyptian-themed merchandise is available. 

These tours are only available to groups, so don't miss this opportunity to actually see inside one of Illinois' most unusual homes.

Notes for this expedition:

  • Good for all ages
  • We'll meet at the Gold Pyramid
  • There is ample parking on-site

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