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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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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We booked this tour through the Architecture Society and it was staffed by very knowledgeable volunteers. The bus was on time and comfortable. The staff were friendly and very helpful. We were lucky to have a beautiful day for walking and the pace was relaxed although it covered quite a few homes, plus the Unity Temple.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the home, studio, and the Oak Park area. It was fascinating to see the designs of the studio and the various houses in the vicinity, together with the unity church which must have been a very avant-garde edifice at the time it was built. Our guides were very knowledgeable and informative, and able to... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Oak Park is home to Frank Lloyd Wrights personal residence and Architectural Studio. We were literally floored with the intricacy and depth of his thought, translated into design. His work is as appropriate and appealing today as it was 70 years ago. This tour is well worth the time and money. The tour guides take you inside the home and... More

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Dresher, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Fascinating glimpse into the early life and work of FLW. Tour guide Paula was very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about his style. Recommend highly!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We enjoyed this tour very much. After seeing Falling Water in PA and Taliesin at WI, it was interesting to see where he started the legend. You can also visit (by joining a tour) or view from outside of many of the houses he designed in the neighborhood, as well as Unity Temple, just two blocks away.

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Highly recommend visiting the Wright's home and studio and its neighborhood. This magnificent house and studio has gone through major reconstructions/remodeling in the past century but thanks to FLW Trust it is now restored to its original setting. The house and studio are open to public only through guided tours offered by FLW Trust (the income is used toward repairs/reconstruction... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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