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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Take a tour in this site and you'll be filled with history and art at once. The Frank Lloyd Write Home and Studio tour walks you through the life and work of this great architect. Prepare yourself to learn some good things about modern architecture and enjoy your time in a gorgeous home built to impress.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I never get tired of taking this house tour and have brought several friends here from out of town and they all really liked this unique house!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The guided tours of the house and studio help know this brilliant creator better ! 70 years if practice is quite a unique experience ! ( Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer was still at work when GE died at age 104!!!!) We discover room after room the wide range of knowledge this architect had , he drew almost everything in his... More

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It worth the visit, he was definitely thinking out of the box with the style of the houses he built, some i liked a lot some not so much, regardless it is worth seeing, the guide took us on a tour of the houses, and i wish i was there in May when they open some of them

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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the tour of the house and the various streets in the area. Nice to hear some FLW history. The homes in the area are just lovely and are designed by various architects. Some are quite unique. This was a great way to spend the morning.

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toledo,ohio
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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