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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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A bit of history and education

I have always been fascinated by the vision of Frank Lloyd Wright. This tour (90 minutes) allowed me to see and feel one of his great projects. I learned insight about the man... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Toledo, Ohio
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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I have always been fascinated by the vision of Frank Lloyd Wright. This tour (90 minutes) allowed me to see and feel one of his great projects. I learned insight about the man and artistic genius. This is a must see in the Phoenix area.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Has been on our Bucket List a while and we were not disappointed. Our guide, Bruce, was affable as well as knowledgeable and provided us with a great tour of all the buildings. Wright's private quarters were rustic and well kept, as were the gardens. Very happy with our 90+ Minute tour and would definitely recommend to others.

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Aptos, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

If you are a person who appreciates the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and also find the story of his life and achievements to be irresistible, this is a "must see". Our docent provided the story of why Wright chose this spot and what he was trying to achieve (largely a place of his own where he could experiment with... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If you know nothing about Frank Lloyd Wright, be sure to include Taliesin West in your Phoenix visit. The guides are very well prepared and thorough in their explanations! The group of people I took had no particular interest in architecture or Mr. Wright, but was very impressed and completely enjoyed the visit. The preservation of the site is impressive!... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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133 reviews 133 reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Friends from Indiana were visiting us and we took the Insights Tour at Taliesin West. We were able to buy our tickets online and choose the time of our tour which was very convenient. There were 9 people in our tour group which is just about the right number to be able to move about the area comfortably and be... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The best parts are the outside design, most of which you can see by walking outside the restricted area. For $5 the tour would have been great. For $10 it would have been good, but for $26 it was kind of a rip off. Still if you're a fan of Frank L Wright you should probably pay the money and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We recently took a tour at Taliesin West - it has been several years since our last tour there. We were very pleased - the tour is much better now, the place is still beautiful. We want to go back and do a night tour and possibly an extended tour that includes the desert and where the students build their... More 

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Arlington Heights IL
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Taliesen West is a unique vision realized in the desert by Frank Lloyd Wright and his followers. Taliesen West is not a museum. It is a living community of architecture students (apprentices) who live and work - paying $40,000+ per year tuition. They live in "huts" in the desert. The buildings and landscaping are beautiful.

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Chicago
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Visiting Taliesin West has completed a bucket list item of seeing the three homes that Frank Lloyd Wright designed and lived in. We were not disappointed. Taliesin West is totally different from Taliesin East and his Oak Park Home so it was interesting to see how his design concepts were adapted to the desert environment. We took the 3 hour... More 

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Great tour and the design detail was awesome. Tour guide did an excellent job, plan on a couple of hours.

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