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Hollyhock House

4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA
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Ranked #153 of 385 attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Architectural Buildings, Museums, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This house turned museum was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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98 helpful votes 98 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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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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Hollyhock House located in Barnsdale Park is a fantastic example of Frank Lloyd Wright's use of concrete block in the 1920's. The park itself is worth visiting for its nice views and relaxing atmosphere. Tours are avaliable and are worth doing at least once. Hoverever, visiting the park itself and enjoying the exterior is very nice as well (and free).... More

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Senior Contributor
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

The house is currently being renovated so there are not a lot of tours, but our tour guide was fantastic and made the tour very worthwhile.

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Whitley Bay, UK
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

There is extensive work being done on the roof causing several areas to be closed to the tour. What we saw was nice. The arrangements for tickets and the tour appeared to be volunteer run and at times was chaotic. However there was free and sufficient parking; not always the case in LA.

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