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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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Rio Verde, Arizona
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
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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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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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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Denver area
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was my first Frank Lloyd Wright tour and I did it in 103 degree heat - Phoenix in July! I suggest not doing it in the heat of the summer. They provided umbrellas to help keep the sun off of us, but it made barely a difference because we were standing on cement surrounded by rock and cement, which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

All I can say is I am in love with Frank Lloyd Wright and his amazing mind. Taliesin is a gem on the desert and a true testimonial to Mr Wright's genius.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Unmissable for anyone who loves architecture and the buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright. We did the evening tour and loved it. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and it was well worth the drive to Scottsdale to see this amazing building that still is a working studio.

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