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Cosanti Foundation

Address: 6433 Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (Paradise Valley)
Phone Number: 480-948-6145
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Ranked #3 of 22 Museums in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Colleges & universities, Architectural buildings, Art galleries, Historic sites, Equestrian trails, Specialty shops, Monuments & statues, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Site where earth-formed concrete structures contain the ceramic workshop and foundry where the...
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Type: Colleges & universities, Architectural buildings, Art galleries, Historic sites, Equestrian trails, Specialty shops, Monuments & statues, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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New York City, New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
42 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a truly unique experience. A challenge you to walk away without buying a bell. Try to be there to watch them do a pour of copper.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My first negative review. This is a commune of artists working (?) in an area that looks pretty dumpy. Mostly inaccessible blocked by private or do not enter signs. No one offered information about the place. I finally asked the cashier, who then passionately told me about. Just not for us.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Bought Bells here before. Love them on our deck back home. A visit here is a treat especially when joined by Robin who know a lot about bells and helped us understand how to choose the ones we liked the best.

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Enjoy watching the bell makers pour the melted bronze then go purchase one of the wonderful sounding bells to take home or give as gift. It is an interesting place to visit.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

So interesting to learn about the architect Soleri who is better known outside of AZ. Watching the interns design and make bronze bells, fascinating.

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Chicago, IL
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Buy a bell. See the wild architecture. Paoli Soleri took a lot of chances and it is fun to see his "vision" for society. Quirky and neat.

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New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very interesting place to visit. Allocate about 1 hour for this place. There are thousands of wind bells, small and large, all different sounds. The place build using very interesting architecture style. It is similar to Frank Lloyd Wright style, but you'll see some major differences. There is no admission fee. Unfortunately we visited on Saturday afternoon, so we did... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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183 reviews 183 reviews
103 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Really not much to see at this location. Arcosanti is interesting but I was unimpressed with Cosanti. I will not return.

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Denton, Texas
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158 reviews 158 reviews
27 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

It's basically a bell shop. Not more or less, really. Perhaps it was interesting years ago when Mr Soleri's philosophy and stories were shared. Now it's just people selling pretty bells. Could just as easily be a Hallmark store.

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Edmonton, Canada
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171 reviews 171 reviews
25 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Quirky little spot. Paulo Soleri lived on this land and used the space to experiment on building shapes and forms for Arocosanti, a visionary city that he later started to build and is still in the process of being built. The area is mishmash of unusual buildings both residences and workshops. It is a bit messy and unkempt, it seems... More 

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