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Cosanti Foundation

6433 Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (Paradise Valley)
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Ranked #24 of 100 Attractions in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Equestrian Trails, Specialty Shops, Cultural
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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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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181 reviews 181 reviews
102 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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27 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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
94 helpful votes 94 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
49 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
55 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Tourists and locals alike miss this amazing creation of the late Pablo Solari. This is the foundry that creates the unique brass bells. Even if you are not shopping for a gift, it is worth a visit. The size and shape of the bells are very interesting - and the sound is amazing. Plus you can tour the foundry and... More

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Southern California
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Yes, the bells are very interesting. I could have watched the men working at the foundry for quite a long time if the heat hadn't been over 105! That was fascinating. The wonderful woman at the front was quite informative and so incredibly nice. However, it seems this attraction (sadly) has seen better days and could truly use revitalization. There... More

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Reno, Nevada
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208 attraction reviews
345 helpful votes 345 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A friend recommended we stop to see these famous bells. A couple of our friends recently bought these bells for wedding gifts. This place is tucked away in a very nice neighborhood. It was the feel of a commune. The bells are incredible. The place is a little odd and that adds to the charm.

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Show Low, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Off the wall and out of sight tucked away is Cosanti, an opportunity to pick out and test the many varieties of the famous bells. You can actually see where they are made and there is a showroom showcasing the many beautiful bells. They range from as low as $98 to thousands of dollars. The staff are more than happy... More

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