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Taliesin West

12621 North Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259
888 516 0811
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Ranked #3 of 93 Attractions in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Take a guided tour through world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter retreat and studio, which exemplifies the principles of design he was... more » Owner description: Take a guided tour through world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter retreat and studio, which exemplifies the principles of design he was famous for. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What a great tour, yet sad to see it becoming a museum. It is a beautiful piece of our history that could use a little more care to the maintenance. It is no longer painted the famous Taliesin Red but it still a beautiful peaceful place in the desert. Make use of the umbrellas and water when offered for it... More

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Seymour, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our visit to Frank Lloyd Wrights School and Winter Home. His appreciation for nature and natural light is incredible. Beautiful grounds and a interesting concept on independent study, motiviation and abundance of natural elelments

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Rushden, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

very good tour, the guide was excellent, well worth it and the whole campus was intriguing despite the baking heat. I learnt a lot and the trick at the end in the theatre was stunning

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This visit made me want to tour all of his other sites. What he accomplished in early 20th century was amazing. The canvas roof, the sound quality in the cabaret, the living room, and the dedication of the foundation to preserve his legacy was outstanding. Beautiful views, beatiful sculpture garden.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We had very little knowledge base about FLW, yet after our tour, we both have so much respect for what this man had accomplished. Our guide, Dwayne, was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining, making the tour fly by. He pointed out the design elements and corresponded the thought processes behind those. The history of what issues the architect encountered was quite... More

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Oceanside, Ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you are a Frank Lloyd Wright fan, this is a must-do. We did the 1 hour tour, which was plenty for me, but my husband would have liked the 90 minute version too. FLW was truly before his time, and to learn that he worked until 5 days before he died at age 91 was incredible! This is an... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

My mom and I stopped to see Taliesin West on the spur of the moment. We didn't realize that we should have reservations, but it was a Friday afternoon in September. There were a few tickets left for the noon tour. Phil was our tour guide. He was very enthusiastic about the property and shared many details. I have been... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

If you love FLW., then you must see his desert camp. Just beautiful. Very committed guides with a fountain of knowledge of the area, the history of the building and FLW

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Cork, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Over priced, not anywhere near as interesting as Taliesin in Wisconsin. Very little of his art here. Not his best architecture, it's history says it was developed on a shoestring and it shows. Guide never used one word when 100 would do, too much irrelevant trivia.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We visited Taliesin on a very hot September morning as past of an organised tour. The house is beautiful, though not all of it is seen by visitors. The grounds perfectly complement the aesthetic of the building. Guides are enthusiastic and knowledgable. For me a highlight is the exhibition of sculptures by Heloise Crista. They can be viewed close up... More

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