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Address: 12621 North Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Phone Number: 888 516 0811
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
Description: Take a guided tour through world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright's...
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.
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beautiful and fascinating

We built a home recently and were interested in Frank Lloyd Wright's style, so this was on the top of our To Do List for our visit. We enjoyed the tour and our guide. Seeing both... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Holland, Massachusetts
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Holland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We built a home recently and were interested in Frank Lloyd Wright's style, so this was on the top of our To Do List for our visit. We enjoyed the tour and our guide. Seeing both inside and outside was nice. Lots of interesting facts and trivia shared that you only get as part of a tour.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I took the 3 Hour Behind The Scenes Tour, since I am a fan of FLW and his architecture. I thought it was time well spent, including the short Q&A with one of the resident architects (a former FLW student). They serve a rather substantial "tea" mid-tour -- and it was a tasty snack -- so I would recommend not... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent tour of the studio and home. Highly suggested doing the tour that includes his home.

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Kent, Washington
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Me not being a fan of architecture was really impressed with this tour. I really enjoyed the tour we took which was 90 minutes or so long. Our guide Skylar was absolutely wonderful, he was very knowledgeable but then again he spent 6 years here growing up. I just figured I would tag along as I wasn't that interested, boy... More 

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Calgary
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is educational place to visit in more ways than one. It is fascinating to look at, and it is a real life functioning architectural school. Completely different than Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio in Chicago, but just as interesting. There are 3 different tours to choose from. Tours are fairly expensive but worth the money. Groups are small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

As a former Oak Park, IL resident you'd think I'd had my fill of Frank Lloyd Wright, but after recently visiting Taliesin West, I just want to see more! I can't say enough positive things about our guide who presented a fabulous, fun, and fact-filled tour of FLW's desert retreat. We viewed almost the entire property, inside and out, and... More 

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Pendleton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The only way to see this National Historic Landmark is by taking a guided tour. It was absolutely worth the price; the tour guides are well-versed and provide amazing information and details about Frank Lloyd Wright, his many talents and quirks and insights. This site was one of the highlights of my first visit to Phoenix and the area.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I very much enjoyed my visit to Taliesin West in March 2015. The information relayed to us by our guide was facinating and informative, though I felt a bit rushed at times. I'd suggest that you take a morning tour - the desert gets rather hot in the afternoon and there isn't much shade on the property. Also, I'd expect... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This multi-building sprawling complex blends in well with its desert surroundings. By the time you finish the tour, you feel like you have some sense for what Frank Lloyd Wright's life at his winter home must have been like, as well as some sense of the man himself.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Interesting architecture and I learned a lot about frank Lloyd wright. I feel it was a little over priced for a 90 minute tour. Hint make a reservation in advance saves a couple of bucks but also guarantees a spot on the tour

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