Pre/Post Conference

Things to Do Around Gurnee

Gurnee Mills

The newly renovated Gurnee Mills is the largest outlet and full-price shopping destination in Illinois. Gurnee Mills provides the ultimate indoor shopping experience with over 160 stores!Gurnee Mills is located at the intersection of Interstate 94 and Grand Avenue (IL 132) in Gurnee, IL.

Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Water Park

The Great Wolf Lodge boasts the largest family of indoor water park resorts in North America. In addition to a water park, each resort features restaurants, arcades, spas and children's activities. Great Wolf Resorts is located at 1700 Nations Dr, Gurnee, IL.



The Shanty is truly a culinary village with the aim to connect Wadsworth and the greater Chicago and Milwaukee areas to unique dining experiences focused on the true spirit of hospitality. We offer a wide selection of scratch-made American and global inspired dishes. We hope you enjoy our fusion of new age cuisine and old time Shanty classics! Our 2 full-service bars offer handmade fresh and seasonal cocktails in addition to an extensive beer and wine list.

Biryani Pointe

At restaurant Biryani Pointe we offer meals of excellent quality and invite you to try our delicious food.The key to our success is simple: providing quality consistent food that taste great every single time. We pride ourselves on serving our customers delicious genuine dishes.

Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe is a jungle themed restaurant chain serving food ranging from seafood, beef, and chicken to pastas and pizzas.

PRIMO's grand and dramatic dining instantly sets a luxurious yet comfortable tone. The atmosphere is rivaled only by the menu, which is composed of both Prime and Grass Fed steaks, chops, and classic Italian dishes inspired by the vast regions of Italy. 
Map of restaurants in the Hampton Inn vicinity


Things to Do Around Chicago

Chicagoans are extremely proud of their world class museums, restaurants and entertainment! If you're planning an extended stay in the Windy City, be sure to check out these famous local excursions to enhance your Global Pyramid Conference experience! Click these locations to be taken to their website for more information.

The Field Museum

"Inside Ancient Egypt" is the pride and joy of the Field! The signature permanent exhibit of the Field. Descend into an ancient Egyptian tomb and visit the Midwest's largest collection of mummies. Do not miss the spectacular Hall of Gems!

University of Chicago Oriental Institute

This world-renowned museum featuring the history, art and archaeology of the ancient Near East is a must stop! The Oriental Institute, established in 1919, is the University of Chicago's archeaology museum and research center for ancient Near Eastern studies.

Art Institute of Chicago

The Ancient Egyptian wing contains an amazing collection of art and artifacts spanning nearly 4000 years!

City Dining

Shokran Moroccan Restaurant

Moroccan cuisine is extremely diverse, thanks to Morocco’s interaction with other cultures and nations over the centuries. Don't miss the finest in Moroccan cuisine that Chicago has to offer!


Enjoy Chicago's authentic Egyptian cuisine experience! This exciting restaurant features the entertainment of live dancers and musicians. Enjoy the stylings of local and international DJs!

Nile Restaurant

The Nile of Hyde Park was founded in 1991 by owner and chef, Abed Moughrabi.  This marked the beginning of a long journey to bring the best in Middle Eastern cuisine to the people of Chicago.  The Nile of Hyde Park is a family owned and operated institution that has been serving the community with a strong emphasis on consistency, quality, value, and sincerity.


Miraj, a local Mediterranean restaurant, is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients. It has been recognized for its outstanding Mediterranean cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.