Enamoring Estates of Lake County

Date: Tuesday June 28, 2016
Cost: $127

By special invitation Community Education Travel has been invited to visit two of the most exciting and unusual homes in the Midwest, - Wandering Tree Estates and the Gold Pyramid House!

At Wandering Tree Estate in North Barrington, visit the incredible home of Elaine Silets, internationally recognized Artist, designer and manufacturer of Model Railroads & Garden Railways. Her work has been featured in the John Hancock Center and the Christmas windows at Tiffany & Co. and she has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. This morning you'll be transported into one of the most uniquely beautiful private event venues in the country. In this 10 acre garden you will experience: The Shabui Railway Garden, a Japanese water garden, and the Gloree and Tryumphant Railway Gardens, which includes 1,500 feet of linear track, bridges, trestles, and waterfalls, all amongst beautiful flower gardens! The grounds also feature a greenhouse and an incredible miniature railroad display in a recreated train depot.

At the Gold Pyramid House in Wadsworth, tour one of the most unusual private residential homes in the world! The tour includes a peak inside the public areas of the 6-story pyramid house, a walk through the replica of King Tut’s tomb, and an exciting presentation on the pyramid and its history. The 17,000 foot interior has been lavishly designed befitting wealthy Egyptian Pharaohs.

Enjoy a wonderful buffet luncheon here at the Gold Pyramid House catered by, The Shanty, a local restaurant featured on The Food Network!


Please note the "Fine Print"

Rates are per person. Payment should be received at least 60 days or sooner prior to date of the trip! Don’t delay, book today! These trips are very popular. "Cancel by" dates vary and will be described on a per-trip basis via a confirmation postcard sent upon receipt of payment. Full payment due at time of registration.

Rates include free parking at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S Goebbert Rd, Arlington Hts on day of tour; transportation on restroom-equipped motorcoach; sightseeing, admissions, meals as described; City guide on all Chicago itineraries, guide/driver gratuities, CET Host and CET Rewards. Gold Card discounts and earned CET Rewards cannot be applied to day trips. All cancellations will be charged a $10 administration fee.

Call (847) 718-7709 or email cetravel@d214.org for reservations.