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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304
312-994-4000
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Oak Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio served as Wright's private residence and workplace from 1889 to 1909--the first 20 years of his career. Here... more » Owner description: The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio served as Wright's private residence and workplace from 1889 to 1909--the first 20 years of his career. Here Wright developed a new American architecture: the Prairie style. Filled with original furnishings, the Home and Studio demonstrates Wright's passion for controlling all aspects of his structures, including interior design and decorative arts. Enjoy guided tours of the museum complex and neighboring historic district seven days a week. Tour details are available on the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust website. « less
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Very much disappointed that pictures of the interior was not allowed or any reason given. I'll admit I am no big student of this design. Maybe cutting edge at the time but for the little I know I am much more impressed with the story and totality of his work. Was on a bus tour so have no idea if... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed seeing the neighborhood where he lived and worked. There were several homes on his street that he either built or reworked in his design. His home was interesting because he used many inovations not thought of at that time.

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new mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Yes, this is where the magic was born, the genius flowered - amazing to see it in person after seeing so many photos, documentaries, etc. We have been to a number of FLW sites around the country so it was great fun to see where it all started, so to speak. Be sure and book your tour(s) ahead - this... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We have visited many Frank Lloyd Wright sites in the US, but this area is one of the best because of the number of Wright houses within walking distance of his historic early family home and studio. We began with a guided interior tour of the home and studio where he lived with his wife and six children before leaving... More

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North Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a required stop for Frank Lloyd Wright fans. You can spend the whole day in Oak Park, visiting the home and studio, then doing a walking or bus tour of the other homes in Oak Park. The tour is excellent, the volunteers do a good job and the gift shop is nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I went with my sister, brother-in-law, and mother when they came to visit us in Oak Park. I thought the house tour was very interesting and educational. The docent was well informed and friendly. We also bought the self-guided walking tour, which comes with a headset and a handheld unit with photos of the historic homes. I thought the walking... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

First off - this is not wheel chair accessible, however, my sister was able to negotiate the stairs just fine. The skylights and the way the windows were designed took full advantage of natural light. Imagine! The house was wired for electricity BEFORE it was available! This truly seems to be Mr. Wright's version of feng shui. Everything flowed beautifully.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Take a tour in this site and you'll be filled with history and art at once. The Frank Lloyd Write Home and Studio tour walks you through the life and work of this great architect. Prepare yourself to learn some good things about modern architecture and enjoy your time in a gorgeous home built to impress.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I never get tired of taking this house tour and have brought several friends here from out of town and they all really liked this unique house!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The guided tours of the house and studio help know this brilliant creator better ! 70 years if practice is quite a unique experience ! ( Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer was still at work when GE died at age 104!!!!) We discover room after room the wide range of knowledge this architect had , he drew almost everything in his... More

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