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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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If you're a FLW fan, this is a must see!

My fella and I went to the Home and Studio back in March, thoroughly enjoyed the tour, souvenir shop and everything else. We walked around, took lots of pics (inside and out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My fella and I went to the Home and Studio back in March, thoroughly enjoyed the tour, souvenir shop and everything else. We walked around, took lots of pics (inside and out), enjoyed learning about Frank Lloyd Wright and his architecture and life. Great day;s outing for couples, friends and/or families. Walking through Oak Park from the Green line is... More 

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is what I go on holiday for, to visit places like this. The house is set in a beautiful location and the tour is relaxed and informative. The tour guides are volunteers but very knowledgeable and deliver the information in a very relaxed and friendly manner. I travelled on the CTA train Blue line to Oak Park and had... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

All fans (or future ones) of FLR should see this venue. We had a terrific tour guide (Frank) who works as a volunteer. He was very knoledgeable but also very enthousiastic and funny. Great perspective on the history of the house and studio as well on the works and life of FLW. Easy walk from the EL train: green line... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure if I'm rating the house (5 stars) or the tour (2-3 stars at most). The house is where FLW started his career and developed his early ideas. If you're interested in his work at all, then this is great place to come and see how it all began. Many of his tenets of design are captured in... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It is one thing to love FLW's designs and buildings in books but quite another to see and experience them in person. It is well worth the trip out and most assuredly worth taking one of the guided walking tours. The other components of this man's life are as fascinating as his buildings. Think of it as the arc of... More 

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Southern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It's a 1 hour tour of his home and studio. Guides were very informative. You can reach here from Chicago by the train and then it's 1/2 mile walk. There is a nice gift store here also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have been here several times and on each visit I see or appreciate something new. It's been well over 100 years since Wright first came to Oak Park and established his studio. Within blocks are many examples of his designs and work. Whether you like him or not, Oak Park gives you insight into his genius and Barnum like... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had an "interesting" and fairly lengthy subway ride out to Oak Park to visit Frank Lloyd Wright House but it was worth it to see the famous architect's home in person. He treated this place like an incubator and it's loaded with alternately quirky and brilliant features. It's also intriguing to survey the surrounding neighbourhood and imagine that Wright... More 

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Culpeper, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The house and history are fascinating. While I wouldn't consider Wright as the cream of the crop when it comes to architecture, he was a risk taker and inventive. The rooms are unique, but the studio was sort of awe inspiring especially when imaging a staff actually working in it. Our tour guide was great and our group moved through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

One of the worlds great architects does not disappoint - the reality of his house is stunning and complex, but the best thing is to see his deign in situ and then walk down the street in Oak Park picking out the other FLW houses. These majestic structures are blended with the traditional decorative Victorians of the earlier era into... More 

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