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Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

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Address: 875 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone Number: 708-838-8873
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This Frank Lloyd Wright landmark shows off many of the Prairie School...

This Frank Lloyd Wright landmark shows off many of the Prairie School architectural features that made him famous.

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Would have loved to see it!

The Unity Temple is currently undergoing restoration and is completely covered in plastic. Hope to see it on another visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2015
Lund, Sweden
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Lund, Sweden
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307 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The Unity Temple is currently undergoing restoration and is completely covered in plastic. Hope to see it on another visit!

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Oak Park, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

It certainly was worth seeing before the restoration started, and it will be a phenomenal experience when the restoration is complete in the Fall of 2016.

1 Thank Jack L
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

The area is really wonderful and FLW houses are magnificent. However, to me, the audio tour at $15 pp is a rip off. It gives only a 1 or 2 minutes presentation of each house which is not enough to discover FLW style. It should give options for more explanation for each house. To summarize, it's great to walk there... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Went here reluctantly with out of town guests for Easter Sunday and was blown away by the beauty and the welcoming congregation

Thank TravellingZooKeeper
Toronto, Canada
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858 reviews
320 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This place is under construction so there's not a lot to see from the outside but you can still get a feel for Frank Lloyd Wright and our guide gave us all the info from the outside. Can't wait to see what the restoration looks like when we return.

Thank wasntme58
Orlando, Florida
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76 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

When I read that it was being renovated I had no idea to what extent. 95% of the outside of the building was covered in scaffolding and plastic. I couldn't see much of anything. A few of the columns on the front were peeking out, but that's about it. If you're planning on visiting, cross it off your list. It's... More 

1 Thank BigPinkBang
Leeds, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
285 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The building is undergoing major renovation work and coming from the Green Line 'El' Station (Oak Park), I almost nearly walked past it. The outside was wrapped in scaffolding and tarpaulins, but in May 2015 it was still business as usual tho' about to change. (If you find it closed carry on to the Oak Park Visitor Centre less than... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wonderful early work of Frank Lloyd Wright. This was Wright's own church and he introduced many features and designs never seen before. In June 2015, The Unity Temple will be closed to the public for two years to undergo an extensive renovation. See it as quickly as possible or mark your calendar for the reopening - perhaps 2017?

3 Thank OneHappyFamily1
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Standing outside the temple you have no idea what you are in for when you go inside. The woodwork and windows, and layout, and attention to every detail is just mind blowing. I am so happy to see this place in my life.

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Southern California
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68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

They have guided tours at certain times. We used the audio tour and enjoyed the information and could go at our own pace. Personnel were friendly and said "Thanks for visiting us in the winter" It was 20 degrees out.

3 Thank 2fromcali

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