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Address: 584 Route 9D, PO Box 249, Garrison, NY 10524
Phone Number: +1 845-424-3812
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Description: MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center preserves, protects and shares...
MANITOGA / The Russel Wright Design Center preserves, protects and shares Russel Wright's modernist House, Studio and Woodland Garden as a masterful integration of design and nature, a powerful example of land reclamation, and a resource for inspired design in daily living through public tours, programs and events. MANITOGA is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a World Monuments Watch Site. It is one of the few 20th century modern homes open to the public in New York State.
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Pictures do not do justice for this landscape

Based on pictures, I have low expectations, but decided to give it a try anyway. After 10 min on the tour, I realized that landscaping is good. By the time, when we reach house... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Based on pictures, I have low expectations, but decided to give it a try anyway. After 10 min on the tour, I realized that landscaping is good. By the time, when we reach house and went into living/dining room section I realized how fantastic is this landscaping job and how perfectly house build to be get most of this perfectly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Manitoga is a wonderful destinations for locals and visitors to the Hudson Valley area. Wonderful hiking trails that blend into the landscape and which connect to the Appalachian Trail. A personal favorite spot is hidden pond.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is clearly off the radar for many visitors to the Hudson River valley region. The home of designer Russel Wright is beautifully set alongside a dammed quarry in a wooded setting and the sound of the waterfall is audible wherever you are on the site. The designer's hand is evident in all the choices, large and small, made inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Russel Wright has long fascinated me, his design is fundamental to mid century America, and this site brings home what an original and interesting thinker he was. His house is set in the most beautiful piece of landscape with the building above the lake. There are similar houses that have derived from Wright's influence elsewhere but this is a particularly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

What a worthwhile stop! Certainly worth your time and money for an exciting close up to an important mid-century designer's vision, patience and perseverance--nothing like it! Staff was knowledgable and passionate--we loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was my 2nd visit in a month. The grounds, in the autumn sunshine , were glorious. Very peaceful but not for the incapacitated. I took the 1mile white blaze and found it difficult for an 80 year old, but well worth the effort. The house, itself, is a delight to tour.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is must stop for anyone who likes Mid-Century Modern designs. We discovered many designs we were familiar with were done by Russell Wright. The grounds while looking completely natural are in fact totally designed by Russell Wright down to the placement of grasses and mosses. His house is an expression of all of his work and typifies in many... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Lots of interesting information. Wonderful things to see. Great if you are interested in mid century design and architecture.

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Garrison, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit. The house is absolutely incredible, a real work of art in and of itself. The trails are expansive and lead to even more beautiful places. Definitely worth a stop if you love nature and want to experience something truly unique.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A wonderful way to spend a day, or part of a day, in the Hudson Valley. A truly unique property carefully designed and created by Russell Wright, and now maintained by a dedicated non-profit organization. Tours, walking trails, beautiful sights and sounds and the occasional concert or other event. Worth a trip from afar to see and enjoy. Check out... More 

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Address: Address: 584 Route 9D, PO Box 249, Garrison, NY 10524
Phone Number: +1 845-424-3812
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Garrison

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