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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Intersting evening tour, but two issues. The guide was very hard to hear in the back of the group. We encouraged him to speak up, but he didn't. It was a night tour and some steps along the way, but no handrails. Not at all good for those that have balance problems, like me. Maybe the guides equipped with a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I was impressed with the forethought Frank Lloyd Wright had in his work. Our guide was very knowledgeable about his work and the thought behind it. She made the tour very interesting and interactive. I highly recommend taking the tour at night so that you benefit from all of the effects.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Took family of seven on 90 minute tour. One child, one teen, three adults, and two seniors. The 8 year old child was bored, the rest of us loved it. Tour guide was interesting and well informed. Well worth the money. Want to check out the rest of his buildings now. Really learned a lot and was entertained also.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Am very interested in Frank Lloyd Wright and have visited many of his buildings so was very keen to go here. Compared to buildings that he was commissioned to create, he and his people built this and lived here. So it was a testing ground for ideas, materials and methods. It started life as a temporary camp and then grew.... More

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Quite informative. Very different from any other house I've ever seen. Great to learn the history. A little commercial at the end.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I must admit, the price scared me away a little but it was well worth the money! I am a graduate of architecture and have always looked to Frank Lloyd Wright for design inspritation so this was a must on my list of "to-do's" while in Scottsdale. My husband who isn't so much into architecture & design thoroughly enjoyed the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We've visited Taliesin West many times. Each time, with different guides, we've learned quite a bit about Frank Lloyd Wright, his school and the foundation. We've joined the foundation and enjoy each and every visit we make to Taliesin West. A must-see for anyone visiting the Scottsdale area.

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The place is amazing! The daily tours are very informative, allow for questions, and are generally done in small groups. Considering the time this was built, you really get an appreciation of his insight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Interesting structure. Frank Lloyd Wright was ahead of his time. This place is worth the visit for anyone interested in architecture.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The 90-minute guided tour was well worth it!! Highly recommend!! It was nice to get away from the restaurants and the hotel and see something that is so interesting. FRank LLoyd Wright was a genius!

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