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Cosanti Foundation

6433 Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (Paradise Valley)
480-948-6145
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Ranked #20 of 88 attractions in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Wailuku, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It was interesting to learn how the bells are made. It was fun to chose a bell for our deck and know we have a special handmade one if a kind reminder of our time in AZ.

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tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

stop here each year and never tire of watching the making of beautiful bells...interesting to wander about the location..all free (except the bells)

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A funky, throwback type of place. Well-worn buildings and footpaths, but an absolute haven if you like handmade bells and wind chimes.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Paolo Soleri's casting studio and staff quarters give you an opportunity to see beyond little pink houses.Great design with originality. Don't forget to purchase a bell from the foundation.

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Berkley, Michigan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

After a visit to Arcosanti we were made aware that Paolo Soleri's original home and foundry were just minutes away from where we were staying in Phoenix. We enjoyed our visit so much! It was a treat to see Soleri's home and studio, where he and his wife first began casting not only the famous bells, but also walls and... More

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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111 reviews 111 reviews
17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Especially if you are into BELLS, the place is worth a visit. Just west of Scottsdale Road on Double Tree [be careful of photo radar!] No entry charge; free parking; easy walk through the foundry. Bells are for sale...prices vary from well under $100 to mega-thousands! They have an annual sale in October (watch for the third weekend). The reason... More

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Beaumont, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We have been to Cosanti on a previous visit and could not wait to go back. If you like bells this is a "must do". The hand-cast bells are fantastic and the selection unlimited to meet any budget. We have one and love it. You can walk around the property and take in the uniqueness of the place. Definitely a... More

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California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Very casual, docents and staff ready to answer questions. More information on brass and techniques to make molds would have been nice. Also should have chairs and beverages for sale. Metal pouring a real process

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Martville, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We called early in the morning and were told they would be pouring on the 1/2 hour from 9-12 and the lady suggested we get there at least 15 minutes early. We used our GPS and had no trouble finding Cosanti - there is even a sign out by the road. When we arrived, the lady said to go right... More

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