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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 88 attractions in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting and informative. I think you need to have an interest in architecture or of Frank Lloyd Wright to get the most out of the tour. Worth the time and the money. I went with my two college age kids and we all enjoyed it!

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Took an evening tour (2 hours). Well worth the drive out of town. The grounds and buildings are stunning and the guide was extremely knowledgable about Frank Lloyd Wright's life and work, and the details of the building.

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WY
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I see something each visit that I'd missed the time before ... just amazing if you open your mind to the possibilities of living. As usual Wright's work is unique, often unexpected, yet somehow he brings 'coziness' into the mix. More rustic than his Eastern 'Talking Waters' ... just as unique and exciting.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is the winter headquarters of the FLW school of architecture...and it contains many of the artifacts of his life in the desert as well as the current and past members of his school....it is worth taking at least one of the tours offered...

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Los Angeles
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We added Taliesin to our trip itinerary at the last minute and were so glad we hadn't missed it. They offer a 1 hour exterior tour and also a 1 1/2 hour interior tour. We chose the later and were so glad we did. The docent we had was excellent. As we walked the grounds and walked through the buildings,... More

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pinole
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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

There was NOTHING we disliked about this. We took the 90 minute tour. It was $36.00 per person and they do not give AAA or AARP discounts. We had an elderly FASCINATING docent who actually stretched our tour to 2 hours. If you like Frank Lloyd Wright or Architecture, you do NOT want to miss this stop. Learning about the... More

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Scottsdale, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Taliesin is Frank Lloyd Wright's western residence, studio and school of architecture. It's still a top notch school, but knowledgeable docents give tours of the grounds and they have a very good gift and book store. Very much worthwhile.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this location. A look back to when FLW wintered in Arizona. This is a school for his students as well. I believe it is undergoing a renovation so make sure to check what is available to see when you go.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I grew up in Chicago walking past the Robie house and I never knew the stories of Frank Lloyd Wright or Taliesin east or west. I have been on the tour several times taking out of town guest. If you have any interest in architecture you must see this. The stories should be made into a movie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The 90 minute tour is wonderful.......it is fascinating to see so many of Wright's innovations and designs......he was so far ahead of his time and quite an interesting personality. We would make this a must visit for anyone coming to the Phoenix area.

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