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Cosanti Foundation

6433 Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (Paradise Valley)
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Ranked #22 of 92 Attractions in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Architectural Buildings, Art Galleries, Historic Sites, Equestrian Trails, Specialty Shops, Monuments/ Statues
Description: Site where earth-formed concrete structures contain the ceramic workshop and foundry where the famous Soleri windbells are made and sold.
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Chatham, Ontario
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This place is with a visit just to check out the unique architecture. They make and sell very interesting (and some very expensive) bells and other pottery. Prices range from about $30 to thousands of dollars. Take a look at some of the pictures and pencil this for a quick visit.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

They make artisan cast metal chimes and bells. Could not resist taking one home. They create working pieces of art.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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112 reviews 112 reviews
50 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I love the chimes and bells made by this organization. The Scottsdale/paradise valley site is small and mostly a display and foundry for the bell making and sales. Check the total story out on line. The bells are very well made, lots of variety and goes to a global cause. About a 1 hr. Self guided Tour is enough, ok... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Tourists and locals alike miss this amazing creation of the late Pablo Solari. This is the foundry that creates the unique brass bells. Even if you are not shopping for a gift, it is worth a visit. The size and shape of the bells are very interesting - and the sound is amazing. Plus you can tour the foundry and... More

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Southern California
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Yes, the bells are very interesting. I could have watched the men working at the foundry for quite a long time if the heat hadn't been over 105! That was fascinating. The wonderful woman at the front was quite informative and so incredibly nice. However, it seems this attraction (sadly) has seen better days and could truly use revitalization. There... More

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Reno, Nevada
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165 attraction reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A friend recommended we stop to see these famous bells. A couple of our friends recently bought these bells for wedding gifts. This place is tucked away in a very nice neighborhood. It was the feel of a commune. The bells are incredible. The place is a little odd and that adds to the charm.

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Show Low, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Off the wall and out of sight tucked away is Cosanti, an opportunity to pick out and test the many varieties of the famous bells. You can actually see where they are made and there is a showroom showcasing the many beautiful bells. They range from as low as $98 to thousands of dollars. The staff are more than happy... More

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Norman, OK
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16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I expected a little more information on Soleri. The buildings looked as if they were about to crumble (though they were unique and interesting - seemed very impractical). The wind bells are very nice and they have an excellent selection. The staff seemed knowledgeable and helpful but there attention was dominated by a single person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

When you visit Cosanti, you may be tempted to bring home several of their bells. It is interesting to hear how they are made. However, visiting was more an experience for us because we took the tour of the premises. We saw the buildings that inspired Star Wars" Tatooyne (? spelling), learned about Paolo Soleri's work with concrete and his... More

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Came back after being ther several years ago and brought several bells back with us. They donate a portion of the purchase of some bells to non-profit organizations that you designate. We thought that was cool.

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