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Address: 12621 North Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Phone Number: 888 516 0811
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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We did the 90 minute Insights Tour. Knowledgeable tour director provided an informative discussion of Frank Lloyd Wright, his architecture philosphy, and the creation of Taliesin... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia, PA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We did the 90 minute Insights Tour. Knowledgeable tour director provided an informative discussion of Frank Lloyd Wright, his architecture philosphy, and the creation of Taliesin West. Beautiful property!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Its a good experience to see how the place is preserved and improvised over years. Our guide was quite informative and fun. It gives you some out of box ideas on how to blend nature into your personal space/dwelling.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful complex and well worth the visit for those FLW fans. Unfortunately the only way to see anything is to take one of the overpriced guided tours. Our guide appeared knowledgeable, but ended up giving us a 2 hour lecture on the man himself with little explanation of the building and its surroundings. Too much cult-like hero... More 

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Seattle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We did the 3-hour behind the scenes tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Only 5 in our group so that was great. Believe our guide was Pat, and she was knowledgeable and fun. Had a nice mid-morning snack with iced tea and lemonade and delicious tidbits, and were entertained by a talk by an older gentleman, one of the last of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I've always been drawn to Frank Lloyd Wright's ' prairie' style of architecture and design. What a treat to see it in person. What a history Taliesin West has. It was Mr Wright's winter home and school in the desert from the 1930's until his death in '59. Our tour guide was so informative. She painted an excellent picture of... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Frank Lloyd Wright is perhaps the singularly most known of American Architects. His two school/dwellings have become museums and are open to the public. His summer residence and school, Taliesin, is in Madison WI, and his winter residence and school is here in Scottsdale AZ.I have visited this amazing and engaging place many times and it never fails to both... More 

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Emporia, Kansas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place was the product of the great architect and his innovative designs are on display. The home provides a great view of the valley and you need to use your imagination to take you back to what the valley looked like when Wright built this place. It is not only an attraction, it is still used to educate some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I visited with my mother, who really wanted to take the tour. I studied architecture for a time, so I was familiar with Frank Lloyd Wright's work, but our guide, Phil C. really made the tour. He brought the history of FLW and his architecture to life. I would definitely purchase tickets early via the website, so that you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Styler was a great guide and a Taliesin baby to boot! Did he know his stuff! Taliesin is a breathtaking work of art! Glad my wife and I came for the tour!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I didn't know what to expect even though years before I had seen a segment on 'This Old House' featuring Taliesin West. I have a friend that lives right in Scottsdale, just a mile from this attraction, and she had never visited this Frank Lloyd Wright treasure - this was the perfect opportunity to change that fact! It is situated... More 

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