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Address: 6433 Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phone Number: 480-948-6145
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Description: Site where earth-formed concrete structures contain the ceramic workshop...
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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If you want to escape the buzz of Scottsdale life style, this is a great escape in town

Locating in the heart of the town of Paradise Valley, the elite area of Phoenix, this interesting little secret is a nice quiet place. If you only have a few hours, I recommend it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Locating in the heart of the town of Paradise Valley, the elite area of Phoenix, this interesting little secret is a nice quiet place. If you only have a few hours, I recommend it during the cooler time of the year. It is also a great place to find unusual gifts around the hollidays or the perfect souvenir for out... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A must if you are visiting AZ! We have been coming here for the past 12 years, always purchasing a unique bell to take back to CT with us, until we relocated to AZ in 2007 and all the bells came back home. Unique and beautiful bells.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Anyone interested in architecture must visit Cosanti, Paolo Soleri's lab for "archology" or the marriage of architecture and ecology. The place is a total throwback to the 1960s and a gem in the middle of upper-middle class McMansions and houses in its area. I always take visitors there. The site fabricates bronze and ceramic bells that are popular. Free!

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South Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This place is awesome! Not at all what I expected and I'm not even sure how to explain it in words other than to say its worth a stop!

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I received a Soleri bell as a housewarming gift several years ago and have enjoyed it immensely! So this visit to see the artist's work space first hand was a treat. The styles and designs of the bells and the Foundation digs is a fun and informative side trip! When we visited, no bells were being poured, so you might... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This campus is a science fiction fantasy land reminiscent of Luke Skywalker's childhood home. Just in that, visiting this Cosanti site is fantastic. Then add to that watching the artists work, purchasing our own bells and this visit made for a most memorable occasion we will remember. Our sister just moved to Phoenix. We'll be back to Cosanti.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The work of Paolo Soleri is well known around Scottsdale. His bells are fixtures in many restaurants and hotels. You can check out Soleri's workshop at Cosanti in Old Town - and even take home a bell of your choice.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Shop for that unique souvenir or gift to give after watching these artisans pour the molten hot bronze into the sand molds. You can also take in the creative building designs, talk to the artists and shop all in one stop.

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Key West, Florida
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A little out of the way but only a short drive from the Old Town area. They sand cast wind chime bells right on the property. There is a short tour available and they let visitors know when the artists will actually be pouring the molten metal into the casts. Great place to buy a wind chime and although not... More 

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Anthem, Arizona
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you want a great sounding bell go here. Great variety of bells and priced to suit any budget. Arrive around 11:00 AM and you may get a chance to see them pour the bells.

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