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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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Medina, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Toured the home and studio and also went on the self-guided (with audio) walking tour of the homes FLW built in the neighborhood. Irene was an excellent tour guide and this has inspired us to visit Fallingwater in PA.

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Illinois
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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went on the home and studio tour and it was a cool thing to do. The volunteers were awesome and they were very knowledgable about everything. The home is as authentic as they could restore it to, which was nice to see. Apparently there is a special band that you can get which allows you to be able to... More

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NY
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you're at all interested in architecture or historic homes, I urge you to go. It was so interesting. The volunteer tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, interesting and loved answering our questions. What a great tour. The gift shop is also good.

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Limassol Cyprus
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32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I went on the full day coach tour and was very impressed with all aspects, particularly with the home and studio. The tour guides are all volunteers and are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I highly recommend this trip. I learnt a lot about architecture and design on this visit.

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Central Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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
31 helpful votes 31 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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