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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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Bells and architecture

The late Paolo Solieri’s home and studio. He was a totally different architect thatn Frank Lloyd Wright with his concept of building. There is another planned community north of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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241 reviews 241 reviews
57 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The late Paolo Solieri’s home and studio. He was a totally different architect thatn Frank Lloyd Wright with his concept of building. There is another planned community north of Phoenix called Arcosanti, which is equally interesting. You can stay overnight there or take classes. At Cosanti, it was a quiet walk under the spring sun listening to tinkling bells made... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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141 reviews 141 reviews
42 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I took my sister to visit Cosanti. I had not been there in several years. There is always something new going on there: buildings, displays, new windbell styles, etc, but it also looks a bit run down. The paths are very uneven, so this is not a good place to bring elderly people with walkers or anyone else who may... More 

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michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were out for a drive our first day, knew about Cosanti and decided to make a stop. Being that it was a Sunday there were no demonstrations happening so our visit was less than 30 min. We enjoyed walking around the grounds and looking at all the bells. It really was lovely and quite interesting. Paolo Soleri also designed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful place. We visited on the recommendation of the concierge at the Four Seasons. What an excellent choice. We loved our time here and suggest it to anyone else on the fence about going.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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127 reviews 127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We purchased bells 20 years ago in Arcosanti up Route 17. Wanted to get our friends a gift so we stopped at the shop in Paradise Valley. What a pleasant experience. Did not know that you can see bell casting here too several times a day. Great selection, extremely helpful staff. So glad we stopped by. Check out their web... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Interesting story behind the founder and the studio. Great place to experience art in action. Not a slick, well rehearsed tour. Very good value on iconic bells.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Outdoor and open. I got to see hot, liquid metal being poured into molds of bells. Unique place. The bells are not cheap, but they are designed by an Arizona icon and come in a variety of sizes, shapes and prices.

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New York City, New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a truly unique experience. A challenge you to walk away without buying a bell. Try to be there to watch them do a pour of copper.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My first negative review. This is a commune of artists working (?) in an area that looks pretty dumpy. Mostly inaccessible blocked by private or do not enter signs. No one offered information about the place. I finally asked the cashier, who then passionately told me about. Just not for us.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Bought Bells here before. Love them on our deck back home. A visit here is a treat especially when joined by Robin who know a lot about bells and helped us understand how to choose the ones we liked the best.

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