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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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Hippys

Reminded me of a hippy colony with houses underground and the making of these special bells. Got to see them pouring the bronze and got to see the craftsman working. Bell are a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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detroit, michigan
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detroit, michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Reminded me of a hippy colony with houses underground and the making of these special bells. Got to see them pouring the bronze and got to see the craftsman working. Bell are a bit on the expensive side.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

From our first visit to Scottsdale to the most recent we always make sure to take a new wind chime home with us or they will ship for you. Very interesting to watch the items being produced for sure.

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La Grange, IL
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224 reviews 224 reviews
55 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have been there a few times in the last few years. We always bring our visiting friends to see these magnificent bells and the place they are made. The workmen are sometimes there, but mostly it is an outdoor showcase of the fabulous chimes and the interesting buildings. We own one of the Pelican chimes, such a unique sound.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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254 reviews 254 reviews
61 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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145 reviews 145 reviews
42 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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138 reviews 138 reviews
26 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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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