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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 92 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Such a rich history. Architecture's finest. Their 'hot spot' for education, motivation and intrigue. Take the guided tour and truly look within the intricate details that makes Frank Lloyd Wright the genius that he is.

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Vincent, Ohio
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Wisconsin is not a nice place to be in the wintertime. Scottsdale, Arizona, is. That simple premise accounts for Taliesin West. Several hearty souls do live in Wisconsin during the winter, I just wouldn't recommend it...any more than I'd suggest Scottsdale in the summer. Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin Fellowship may be the only educational institution of any kind with seasonal... More

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Manila, Philippines
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

As a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture, Taliesin West, was on my list to visit since my family and I were in the area. It's a beautiful showcase of architecture made with materials from the location. The guided tour was a big help in understanding how the place came to be. FLW built great landmarks for his clients, it... More

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Rio Verde, Arizona
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45 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went here years ago when there was nothing around the house. Just brought my friend here. We have been to Taliesen in Wisconsin, Oak Park home and numerous buildings designed by FLW. She really enjoyed the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. It was HOT! They gave us umbrellas for the sun and bottled water. It is kinda nice to... More

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155 reviews 155 reviews
7 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Taliesin is more interesting than a typical Frank Lloyd Wright home because it served as an educational institute as well FLW's winter home. The integration of the two is fascinating, along with many intriguing architectural details characteristic of FLW's work. Tours are on the hour and last about ninety minutes. Self-guided tours are not permitted. Our guide was very well-informed... More

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We fell in love with Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural style after visiting Fallingwater in PA, so we decided to take the 90 minute tour of Taliesin West when we went to Phoenix. It didn't disappoint, it was very informative and the tour guide was good. There are some places in the shade, but some portions can be very hot, so... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The variety of visitor experiences offered at Taliesin West makes this fascinating attraction a must see if you have the time. We took the 90-minute "Insights Tour" and it was fabulous!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I am glad we took the time to drive to Taliesin West and take the 90 minute tour. The good things: tour guides are very knowledgeable, they hand out water, there is some shade for the outside tour areas, the inside ares are comfortable. The bad: the first introductory room was like a sauna, there needs to be better ventilation... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had been waiting to take this tour for years. I visited Taliesin in Wisconsin years ago and found it incredible. Taliesin West is a very different experience. Because Wright built it in the desert, he respected the rock formations and the mountains so it definitely has a desert feel. It is incredible to believe it was created over 75... More

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our guide was very interesting and knowledgeable about the property, history, etc... What an awesome experience. Go check it out!

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