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Address: Rte. 23, Spring Green, WI 53588
Phone Number: 608-588-7900
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Franklin Lloyd Wright's dream house was destroyed twice by fire, but he...
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.
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Outstanding Insight to Frank Lloyd Wright

We just visited Taliesin and can't say enough good things about the tour. I would highly recommend the "Highlights" tour (2 hrs), which takes in both the school (Hillside) and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Minneapolis
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We just visited Taliesin and can't say enough good things about the tour. I would highly recommend the "Highlights" tour (2 hrs), which takes in both the school (Hillside) and the house (Taliesin). It is a bit pricey, but the tour gives a great insight into the mind of America's greatest architect. We were very fortunate to have a local... More 

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Wisconsin
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a pricey tour but if you love mission styles and Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, you MUST see this place. Great tour guide, fascinating house and family story.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Our group was 24 to 57 years. Some knew a lot about FLW; others not so much. We all enjoyed the tour, especially seeing FLW experiments in design and his dedication to design elements for all, including his horses, pigs and chickens! Fascinating to hear of the restoration work undertaken, work still needed and why. Appreciated the explanations of how... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We've visited several FLW sites; Taliesin West, Oak Park, Falling Water, etc. But this one takes the cake. We went in for the 4 hour tour, which gives you access to so much of the estate. Honestly, the time flew by with our most wonderful guide, Margaret. She is adorable, animated and very knowledgeable. It is quite expensive... 87.00 per... More 

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New York City, New York
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It is about a one hour drive from Madison. Look at the brochure or go to the WWW and review the tour options. Leave early as you may get lost trying to find Spring Green. Get a map. Download the directions from mapquest or google. Make a reservation. Do your homework before you go. Enjoy the beauty and the work... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

No question that FLW was a genius both as artist and entrepreneur. A protege of his, Fay Jones, once told me that working at Talie one had to always remember that young architects are like clay to be molded by the master. You were either doing it Wright's way or Hittin' The Hiway.

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Arlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Taliesin was closed when we were there in April, but we thoroughly enjoyed the cemetery across the road at the Unity Chapel. This was the family cemetery of Frank Lloyd Wright's mother's family, the Lloyd Joneses. The cemetery tells great stories -- sex, body snatching, and an axe murder. FLW still has a stone there, even though his third wife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Some friends and I took a road trip yesterday to visit the home of FLW in Spring Green, WI. Although it unquestionably is in need of repair in places (an ongoing undertaking), we loved experiencing it. We took the two-hour House Tour, which involved a lot of walking, but the guide was interesting and the time passed quickly. FLW's innovations... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This review is positively biased. I am a huge fan of FLW, and Taliesin in Spring Green is where he and his students do their architectural experiments. You can only see the property on tours, which frankly are quite expensive. The money you pay is for good causes though; it goes to the preservations works, which can be seen on... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We visited Taliesin in June 2014. Students were in the process of settling in for their summer session. This is one of several interesting sites in the area, so I think would make a nice weekend trip from the Chicago area. You need to take one of the bus tours to see the property. I think they are reasonably priced... More 

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