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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 #38 of 126 Activities in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Equestrian Trails, Specialty Shops, Outdoor Activities, Shopping & Fashion, Nature & Parks, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Site where earth-formed concrete structures contain the ceramic workshop and foundry where the...
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Type: Art Galleries, Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Equestrian Trails, Specialty Shops, Outdoor Activities, Shopping & Fashion, Nature & Parks, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
69 helpful votes 69 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
27 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
25 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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Chatham, Ontario
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143 reviews 143 reviews
49 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
55 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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