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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

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Address: 951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304
Phone Number: 312-994-4000
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio served as Wright's private...
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.
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Another check off FLW places great doscent, nice place to visit. The FLW folks keep up all their properties.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Another check off FLW places great doscent, nice place to visit. The FLW folks keep up all their properties.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Architecture fans would love visiting this place. It gives a good background in understanding and enjoying the diverse houses and buildings, which may also be found around Oak Park. Do not miss the historic neighborhood walking tour, which showcases various interesting houses in the area. Visit also the gift shop, which sells high quality souvenirs. I could not resist buying... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Frank Lloyd Wright's first home, which he designed and built when he was only 22 or so, is absolutely fascinating. Our excellent tour guide covered not only the architectural features of the home/studio but also their relation to his vision and, for better or worse, his attitude towards his family, employees, and clients. Follow the home tour with a walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Beautiful home and incredible space saving features in a family designed home. Great neighborhood to explore. Beautiful, clean, and peaceful to walk around the area.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I am a big FLW fan, and have visited many of his other homes and buildings. This is a must on the FLW national tour because this is where it all started. Frank's influences abound throughout this home and studio and even if you're not a fan of his work, you will enjoy this tour. His architectural genius shows even... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Driven by the home and studio on a couple of other Chicago visits and hadn't gone in thinking it was enough to see the outside of his home and others he'd designed. Glad we took the time on this visit. Not only did we learn more about his life and family, but can now recognize key elements of his design... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was a great 1 hour walking tour inside Frank Lloyd's first family home. The house itself is a masterpiece and it is great fun to look around. The tour guide's are volunteers and do a good job in explaining the details of the house and keeping the audience engaged. As someone who doesn't know or understand architecture very well... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The walk through Oak Park was the most impressive part of this journey. Follow Forest Ave. from Lake St down to Chicago Ave. We stopped in the Welcome Center on Lake St (near Forest Ave) just before we started our walk. They had a free map of the neighborhood and gave some good advice on where to go. Plus, grab... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The house and studio tour was very informative -- very enlightening and interesting. Wright's life and his business philosophy are explained by an expert tour guide. Worth visiting since it's very close to Chicago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great place to visit. In a very quiet neighborhood. Very close to Chicago by subway. The also offer walking tours to visit the different houses around by Frank Lloyd.

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Address: 951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304
Phone Number: 312-994-4000
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park

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