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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 things to do in Oak Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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: Historic sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our visit to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio was an unforgettable experience. We really enjoyed the guided tour in a small group very much. The lovely lady (our tour guide) did a great job explaining the life and work of this genius architect. The house and garden are beautiful and well looked after. The souvenir shop offers some... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The tours are excellent and the home is fantastic! The docents are very knowledgeable and pay attention to details as they walk you through the home. You can add on by taking either a self-guided tour, or a docent led tour of the Frank Lloyd Write homes near his studio.

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Quechee, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is a must for anyone interested in American history because Mr Wrights creations are all over the USA. The beauty and utility of his creations constitute a real education. Amazing talent. His home in Oak Park has been preserved in a wonderful manner. The tour guide brought the place to life with his stories about Mr. Wright, his... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The home tour is done so well with informed, polite docents. The additional walking tour with headphones of the neighborhood is delightful in good weather.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio several times - with the kids, on my own, on a date and with friends. Without regard to how one feels about the style he pioneered or the quality of this particular home compared to some of the other homes he designed, this building holds a unique and special place... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I loved seeing the inside of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. I learned a lot and came away with many ideas about home and life. How interesting to know that his mother thought he would be an architect, so she bought him special architectural blocks. The children's playroom was out of this world. And his famous cheapness was... More 

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Easy to get to on the green line train to Harlem/Lake. Nice walk through beautiful houses till you come across Frank Lloyd Wright. Nice organised tour with amazing house and furniture. Very knowledgeable guide, a little surprised he want aware of Charles Rennie Mac though, even though they didn't meet their style is so similar and it's somehting they should... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We've been here 4 times -- and each time we learn something new. It is really worth seeing. The docents are knowledgeable and friendly. A tip -- if you plan to also see Unity Temple and/or the Robie House and/or the rookery look into a membership -- it gets you in for free and will cost less than 2 or... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This Home and Studio is an interesting example of his own early development and around it in the neighborhood are many examples of his early development, from his first private homes to his earliest public building, Unity Temple. Docents are very informed if a bit reverential.

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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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