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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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toledo,ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Eight ladies in our book club toured the house and studio after reading "Loving Frank". Tour guide very informative, but felt rushed, not enough time to ask questions. Beautiful restoration. There was an additional charge to take pictures! Pleasant walk from the train station through the neighborhood.

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pinehurst, nc
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We are FLW fans and loved seeing his home and studio. Fritz was our guide and he did a fabulous job of explaining the history of the house and family! We also did the self guided walk which was good! Got to see the outside of about 10 FLW designed homes all within a short walk of the home and... More

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New York City, New York
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The guided tours begin at 9 am and run every 30 minutes. The first and the last ones allow access to the second floor balcony of the studio. Photography is allowed for a $5 fee. Our guide was quite informative although made a couple of mistakes during the presentation. First, the playroom acoustics don't matter as the grand piano is... More

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Brenham, Tx
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

If you have ever had an interest in Frank Lloyd Wright, you should treat yourself to this tour. The house has been restored to the look at the time he lived here. Also, a bonus is the proximity to quite a few of other houses he designed in the area.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is the place to go if you want to begin to see and learn about Wright's styles, architectural vision and even some personal habits. His studio and home are here, plus Oak Park itself is a display of Wright's work. The guides are well informed, if a bit evangelistic. After this head to Wright's Unity Temple.

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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Good insight into FLW's family and working life - easy to get to by green line L - and that neighborhood makes very nice walking ; d you'll see many of examples of his work . Hungry? try the Cozy Corner on the main drag in town -- great little restaurant from the "old days".

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great place to discover the life of Wright and the evolution of his architectural style ! Tour guides are very interesting and friendly !

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Arlington, Virginia
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Frank Lloyd Wright both designed and lived in this house while working in the attached studio, which he also designed. It's therefore a great place to learn about Wright's architecture and about Wright himself. The house/studio has been carefully renovated and furnished to look as it did when Wright lived there. The highly knowledgeable guides give a 1-hour tour in... More

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georgia
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was a wonderful excursion. The home and studio tour was conducted by a very knowledgeable guide, and the audio walking tour featured absolutely gorgeous examples of FLW's architecture. I was less impressed with the Unity Temple, which was very austere in my opinion. Recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

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Carmel, Indiana
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I've never been a huge Frank Lloyd Wright fan. I'm not big into the Prairie Style, and I've always thought that, as a human being, FLW was kind of a wanker. Just not a fan -- until my most recent trip to Chicago brought me to his home and studio. Wow! I've been converted! Not only was our tour guide... More

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