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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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Central Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I must be honest, I'm not an architecture fan, but we were visiting Chi-Town for 8 days and thought-let's go see this guys first house. First, we took the train from downtown Chicago to Oak Park. We felt pretty safe on the train there and back, but just be street-wise. The downtown business community of Oak Park was wonderful, with... More

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Great way to study Frank Lloyd Wright and get a sense of the beginning influences of his career. His home and studio are amazing! I would highly recommend taking the walking tour around the home as well. I have always loved Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture and this is definitely a hightlight

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great walk (guided or unguided), in a great town, beneath shady, mature trees, with some of the finest residential architecture, in the USA, on both sides. Be sure to buy the $4 map of the neighborhood and homes at the studio. It makes the unguided walk much more interesting. Frank Lloyd Wright worked in many styles and... More

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Owensboro, KY
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77 reviews 77 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I took my children via taxi from downtown out to Oak Park for the day. What a welcomed break from all the tourism and shopping! The FLW home is a worthwhile mecca for an architecture enthusiast or a curious child. Our tour guide, Monty, was a retired physician and an absolute delight. Well versed and entertaining, he captured our minds... More

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Crofton, Maryland
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I knew zero about Frank Lloyd Wright before going on the guided home and studio tour and I am now fascinate with architecture and design. Mr Wright was brilliant and he made everything so usable and welcoming. I also recommend the guided neighbor tour.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

They do it right at the Frank Lloyd Wright home. We took the tour and it was most informative. Our guide was very personable. She was also extremely knowledgeable about Mr. Wright. If you are a Frank Lloyd Wright fan, do put this on you list and make arrangements ahead of time for a tour. The gift shop is definitely... More

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Westmont, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Oh Frank, I wanted to be you when I was a teen. After countless drawings of houses I realized that I didn't have what you did. The FLW Home and Studio just confirmed what I recognized as a teen. There are very few people on this planet who can have such an out of sequence vision that when executed is... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was a wonderful experience which showed his true genius. Not to be missed. We saw this on the 4 hour Chicago Architecture Foundation bus tour with very knowledgeable guides.

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Silver Spring MD
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104 reviews 104 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There are ten Wright properties in close proximity to each other, and it makes it very easy to see them in a reasonable time. We purchased the audio tour, though one of the listening devices failed part way through the tour, for which the tour operators offered no refund. The houses are all privately owned, and you cannot go inside.... More

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Houston, Texas
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44 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Bought tickets online for the bus tour. Operated by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Tour was about 4 hours. Started with his studio and then walked the nearby streets with a guide to see and hear about other homes he designed plus the Unity temple. If you can, watch the Netflix movie (may have been PBS) about his life before tsking... More

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