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Hollyhock House

Address: 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood)
Phone Number: 213-485-8665
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Ranked #206 of 696 things to do in Los Angeles
Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This house turned museum was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Attraction details
Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: This house turned museum was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Washington
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165 reviews 165 reviews
44 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I was excited to visit after the recent re-opening, and showed up this past Tuesday based (admittedly) on Google information showing that the house was open. The door was locked when I arrived, and a nasty voice from inside whined "please don't pull on the doors!" When I explained that I was trying to get in, the staffer yelled "We're... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Hollyhock House one of the most wonderful of Frank Lloyd Wright houses, donated to the city by Alice Barnsdall, sitting atop Barnsdall Art Park [itself a wonderful place to see both Griffith Park Observatory and Hollywood sign without the hassle and with benefit of Barnsdall Art gallery] has been fully restored to its former glory, surrounded by park with stupendous... More 

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just around the corner
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I've always read about this place and being a Frank Lloyd Wright fan we had to go see this beautiful place. It's situated on a hill overlooking the Hollywood sign and Griffith observatory. Peaceful and magical. Too bad you can't tour the house, but seeing the architecture was we'll worth the visit. Catch it just as the sun is setting.

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Hollyhock House is located in Barnsdall Art Park. The Art Gallery behind it is a beautiful walk-thru and should not be missed. (Free to walk thru but fee for classes held there) We attended a Friday Night Fundraiser wine-tasting on the lawn. It is a lovely view from the lawn and though we weren't able to walk thru the... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This would be a great stop if it is ever finished. The Hollyhock house is interesting and right there, but you cannot get in. It is a shame that it is taking so long to finish. The view is nice and museum on the grounds is nice, but the hours are weird, so check that out before you go.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

sad case of government project taking forever. the place is locked up and people cant even get near it. construction workers loafing around. no sign of any activity during mid day on a weekday.

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Indianapolis, IN
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Super interesting Wright house in the middle of Los Angeles. The house itself is really quite beautiful, even with the renovations going on. The tour guide was excellent, and told us all about "Sugartop" and the odd characters that actually lived there. A must-see for architecture fans, and especially for those of us from the midwest who can compare this... More 

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Frankfort, IL
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We visited before it closed for renovations. We had come to see the home's architecture, but were pleasantly surprised by the hilltop views and beautiful landscaped park around the home. It was built for an individual who never completed her vision of the estate, then it was donated ton the city of LA. The home itself is another interesting of... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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118 reviews 118 reviews
50 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Unfortunately, the house is currently closed for renovations. However, you can still see the outside which is very distinct and the views of the city are great. I'd recommend it to anyone who has an interest in architecture.

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Atlanta, GA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This fabulous treasure is still worth a drive by, especially at sunset. When it reopens to the public, it is a must see for any art or architecture fan.

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