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Taliesin

Rte. 23, Spring Green, WI 53588
608-588-7900
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Spring Green
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Franklin Lloyd Wright's dream house was destroyed twice by fire, but he built it a third time and continued to make improvements and changes on it... more » Owner description: Franklin Lloyd Wright's dream house was destroyed twice by fire, but he built it a third time and continued to make improvements and changes on it until his death. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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528 reviews 528 reviews
244 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

It's better if you are a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright. The tour departs from the FLW visitors centre and be prepared for it to take several hours. Also, be ready to hear them talk of him as if he were a deity, instead of the extremely flawed human he was.

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Townsville
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131 reviews 131 reviews
53 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

My husband has been a long time admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright so we were determined to see as much as we could. We chose the two hour Highlights Tour which took us to Taliesin (FLW's private residence) as well as the Hillside Studio and Theatre. Our tour guide took us on the most wonderful inspiring journey. We were in... More

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Ontario
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The "Estate Tour" constitutes a remarkable story of Americana that combines local history, the Lloyd Wright family saga, Frank's personal evolution and perspicacity, and architectural interpretation with a lovely ramble over the meadows which nurtured the great "starchitect". Shokey was our guide, and we were hanging on her every word. Truly an experience not to be missed.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We have been wanting to see the Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin in Wisconsin for years. Using the online info and our own budget, we selected the 2-hour tour and followed the directions to reserve our places. We were there mid-week in September and even then, found some tour times already full a few days ahead. Once there, we were satisfied... More

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I have a deep respect and fascination with all of FLW's works! This location is incredible and definitely worth stopping to tour. I have been in numerous FLW properties and this one is equally impressive and the surrounding area is picturesque. You Must Visit!

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Franklin Park, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The house is all Frank Lloyd wright, and the ability to walk through and learn the history of both the house and the man is really awesome! The scenery is breathtaking and the house tour is conducted by very courteous and knowledgeable staff. I always find any of the Wright homes interesting, but this one is still in a class... More

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Normal, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Nestled on the banks of the Wisconsin river is the Taliesin home and visitors center. There are a few tours to choose from, so you can customize your visit for your budget and time available. We took the tour of the school of architecture. Our tour guide was wonderful, very relaxed and knowledgeable. We were able to witness architecture students... More

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Highland, IN
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My visitor from Australia (who is a big FLW fan) and I took the Highlights Tour which is very adequate for everyone. The guide was very, very good. I am not a huge FLW fan, but I love architecture, and this is a must-see for anyone interested in that subject. It's one thing to read about how low the ceilings... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I have seen a lot of FLW houses over the past few years so this one was definitely on my list. Like many FLW homes, it is in disrepair. It seems that all FLW houses have roof issues, these lead to water issues and so it goes. Our tour guide was fabulous. She was very well informed, could answer any... More

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Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I've taken the 2 hour tour and the 4 hour tour. There a combination tour newly available that takes you to a combination of both. The house and the buildings down the road are really worth the time and money. They show the genius of the artist. If you have read "Loving Frank" you will recognize many of the descriptions... More

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