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Address: 6433 Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phone Number: 480-948-6145
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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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Bells are ringing

Even though Cosanti has passed on his art and artisans he has mentored live on at this location. The foundry is still working and there is a retial location to purchase Cosanti... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Robert K
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Scottsdale, Arizona

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though Cosanti has passed on his art and artisans he has mentored live on at this location. The foundry is still working and there is a retial location to purchase Cosanti wind chimes and bells. This is a must as it is unique and easy to enjoy.

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Thank Robert K
Sun City West, Arizona
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very unique attraction. They ask for a donation to walk around the buildings and explore the workshop and living quarters. I had no problem making a donation to visit this interesting place. The brass and ceramic bells are beautiful and range from a single bell for $32 to a very large multi-piece for $10k. The finished bells... More 

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Thank D P
Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic artist commune tucked within a high end neighborhood. A awesome place to visit and find local gifts. I always take my guests here, a true delight.

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Thank lksully
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered and received item in 2 days. Very quick response. You need to check postage as this was very high-over 20%.

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Thank Jack S
London, Canada
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting property with unique buildings and lovely art pieces featuring bells made on the property. We were able to see the bell-making process and afterwards staff answered questions. There is a great gift shop where you can purchase the bells made onsite. You will see Cosanti bell installations as public art in Scottsdale.

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Thank HeraldPeter
Newhall, California
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Spent a lovely couple of hours here. Site is small but so much to see. What took the longest was choosing which cast bronze bell we would take home with us. Fascinating story of Paolo Soleri, the architect/artist who founded the place. It's actually his family's home as well as a workshop and tourist attraction. We missed them pouring the... More 

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Thank Janet D
Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I've been buying a bell here every time I visit the area for 20 years. I cannot listen to wind chimes once I had wind bells. The place is fun to visit, zen-like. Each bell has its on note or sound. Prices range from the $30's up. Time your visit to observe brass foundry at work if you have interest... More 

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260 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

visited this site to check out the Bell-of course. It was informative and the bells were from smaller ones to giant. They are hand made and not cheap, but a work of art.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Paolo Soleri was a visionary artist designer and this space was both his home and studio. Scottsdale has grown up around it so it offers a beautiful serene respite from the noise and bustle . There are spaces to sit and contemplate plus the studio where visitors can see bells and artifacts displayed and made. Teenagers might find it too... More 

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Paradise Valley
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A real taste of Soleri. Gorgeous Bells and you can see how they are made. Very interesting Scottsdale stop for Paolo lovers!

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