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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

Address: 951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304
Phone Number: 312-994-4000
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Oak Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio served as Wright's private residence and workplace from 1889...
Useful Information: Stroller parking
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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 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.
Useful Information: Stroller parking

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Redwood City, California
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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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Montreal, Canada
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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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Freeport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I am a fan of FLW's work, and it was very interesting to see his earliest work. Plus, many houses designed by him are in the neighborhood, so you can walk around the block and see a number of them. Tour guide was great, shed light on a lot of things. Very worthwhile!

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent tour and great place to visit, guide was informative. I would say it is a must see in Chicago if you are visiting.

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Rockville, Maryland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

After reading "Loving Frank" I've developed a deep interest in FLW. I've taken the tour of Falling Waters, which I highly recommend, but I found this tour even more interesting! I wish I remember my tour guides name because she did an excellent job and we learned a lot!

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Reston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Our tour guide was excellent and gave a lot of insight into the building and the history of Frank Lloyd Wright. I just loved some of the rooms, not only was he a brilliant architect but he knew and respected the abilities of some fabulous other artists whose work is in the house. A definite must do if in Chicago!!

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Campinas, SP
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Though not large, this is a beautiful house projected by the great architect Lloyd Wright. The house offers good opportunities for photos, both from the outside as well as inside. I believe it is not Wright's masterpiece but is certainly a unique building. The downside in my point of view is that you are not allowed to tour the house... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I am a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright's work, and this is where it started. The home is stunning, like everything he did. I think the "playroom" is the greatest room in the house, it is so grand for a playroom. But all areas of the house example his genius, and this was his actual house too, not for... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This home tour was informative about F.L. Wright's early years and the establishment of his business. It was interesting to see how some of his design ideas evolved. We had booked online and were glad we did as the tours sold out and people were being turned away on a Sunday. Our volunteer docent was okay, but didn't seem as... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Visited Frank Lloyd Wright's home in Oak Park last year. I grew up in Chicago and wrote a paper on Wright's architectural achievements while in school. Really enjoyed this visit. Have seen other homes he has designed, but enjoyed this one tremendously. Well worth a trip.

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