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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

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Address: 951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304
Phone Number: 312-994-4000
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio served as Wright's private...
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.
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My wife is a big Frank Lloyd Wright fan. I was not expecting much. I was blown away! I did not realize that FLW designed a home from the structure itself to every little inside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

My wife is a big Frank Lloyd Wright fan. I was not expecting much. I was blown away! I did not realize that FLW designed a home from the structure itself to every little inside detail. I am now a big fan myself and cannot recommend the home and studio tour highly enough. Nice gift shop too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The staff was courteous and helpful, but they are no-nonsense. Lots of rules...limited number of guests per tour, no gum, no sitting/leaning on furniture or even walls. It was stricter than the White House!! :) But all for good reason, to preserve the incredible details of this unique treasure. And a treasure it is, along with the incredibly well preserved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I can't recommend highly enough the 3hr Around Oak Park tour run by the FLW Home & Studio. This tour spend about an hour in the house, and tour guide Mark was just excellent at giving information and taking questions, allowing us a great opportunity to have a look and take photos. Then we spent 2 hours walking delicious Oak... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Took the "L" out and it is a short walk to the home. Did not sign up for the audio walking tour, but will do that next time. We did stop at the visitor's center where we purchased a map that showed the Wright homes in the neighborhood. The lades were very friendly and helpful. The home and studio tour... More 

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My fella and I went to the Home and Studio back in March, thoroughly enjoyed the tour, souvenir shop and everything else. We walked around, took lots of pics (inside and out), enjoyed learning about Frank Lloyd Wright and his architecture and life. Great day;s outing for couples, friends and/or families. Walking through Oak Park from the Green line is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is what I go on holiday for, to visit places like this. The house is set in a beautiful location and the tour is relaxed and informative. The tour guides are volunteers but very knowledgeable and deliver the information in a very relaxed and friendly manner. I travelled on the CTA train Blue line to Oak Park and had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

All fans (or future ones) of FLR should see this venue. We had a terrific tour guide (Frank) who works as a volunteer. He was very knoledgeable but also very enthousiastic and funny. Great perspective on the history of the house and studio as well on the works and life of FLW. Easy walk from the EL train: green line... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I'm not sure if I'm rating the house (5 stars) or the tour (2-3 stars at most). The house is where FLW started his career and developed his early ideas. If you're interested in his work at all, then this is great place to come and see how it all began. Many of his tenets of design are captured in... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It is one thing to love FLW's designs and buildings in books but quite another to see and experience them in person. It is well worth the trip out and most assuredly worth taking one of the guided walking tours. The other components of this man's life are as fascinating as his buildings. Think of it as the arc of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It's a 1 hour tour of his home and studio. Guides were very informative. You can reach here from Chicago by the train and then it's 1/2 mile walk. There is a nice gift store here also.

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