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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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Take Green line to Oak Park

The whole area of Oak Park is charming and very easy to get there from the L. The tour of one of FLW's first home is very nice. It is not a large home but it does have some very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The whole area of Oak Park is charming and very easy to get there from the L. The tour of one of FLW's first home is very nice. It is not a large home but it does have some very spectacular portions. The volunteer was helpful and did not miss anything of interest. Took about 1 hour. You can spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We made a point of going to Frank Lloyd Wright's home because my son wants to be an architect and he was interested in seeing this. Not being much of an architecture buff myself, I did not know what to expect. We learned so much about Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural style, his artwork and hobbies, and his personal life. His... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Frank Lloyd Wrights Home and Studio has been very well kept and cared for and its operated by passionate and dedicated volunteers? Our guide was very informative and interesting. Before the tour we were given a map of Forest St where there were other FLW style houses. It was a beautiful walk and the houses were stunning. It's a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The tour is interesting, full of detail. The home and studio are gorgeous! It was a great outing for out of town guests here for the holidays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

See where Wright experimented before undertaking paid jobs from the surrounding Oak Park area. This tour was much more informed than the Unity Temple but supplemented each other. After the tour, be sure to walk around the neighbourhood and see if you can pick out houses Wright worked on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

The tour was wonderful. I'm so glad to see that the trust is really focusing on preserving these historical structures and homes. Thank you for doing so. If you have any interest in architecture you must visit this. If you plan on seeing several of Wright's homes in Chicago check out possibly getting a membership through the trust which offers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

if at all interested in Wright, home and studio tour provide nice insights. Only guided tours offered which last 45-50 minutes, our guide provided nice info. Thankfully we only had our 4 in our tour which made it nice. Very cool home, loved the woodwork and glass!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We are little bit into architecture and we really liked the guided tour. Lot to learn. But the atmosphere at those FLW premises and museums is a bit strange, almost religious! Bought the ticket on the spot and was ok, no problem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A great way to see the things which made FLW such an interesting designer. A real showpiece. The home has been beautifully restored, and the guide shared many interesting stories about the past lives of this historic building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you are visiting the Chicago area and interested at all in architecture you will want to visit some of the Frank Llloyd Wright houses. May I suggest that the first on your list should be the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park because it is where he lived with his family during the early formative years... More 

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