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Taliesin

Rte. 23, Spring Green, WI 53588
608-588-7900
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Spring Green
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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McLean, Virginia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
37 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Given the recent focus on FLW’s stormy private life and personality, it might be tempting to ignore his life's work. But when you walk around Taliesin, you cannot help but look at the world differently. You start to notice both the small details and the large vistas, because the design of the place puts you in a position to do... More

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Vincent, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A few months ago I visited Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West just outside Scottsdale, Arizona (near Phoenix), Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home, also the winter campus of his Taliesin Fellowship. Just a weeks ago, I visited the original Taliesin, located outside Spring Green, Wisconsin. This was Wright's original home from about 1911 until his death in 1959 at the age... More

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I have always been an admirer of the esthetics of Frank Lloyd Wright. Visiting Falling Water few years back was an experience, so being so close to taliesin, I had to go. It was worth it, and worth making reservation. Our noon tour was full. The building is pure Frank Lloyd Wright but the landscape surrounding it was just amazing,... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I had no idea how large the Taliesin Estate is. Go to the visitor center nearby to book your tours. Weekends fill up, so book in advance during the summer. Took the 1 hour studio tour one day, then the 2 hour home tour. Both were highly informative. Architecture like you've never seen, but will never forget.

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Columbia, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The tour guides were so professional. I grew up in Oak Park and their tours were not 1/2 as well done as the ones at Taliesin. We took the Home, studio and theater tours. Each one was conducted in a meaningful manner. The entire estate is large and one can take the estate tour also,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I'm a Frank Lloyd Wright fan and have been to many of his buildings, so I was really excited to make the trip to Taliesin. It absolutely lived up to my high expectations. I did the highlights tour with a very knowledgable guide and it was fascinating. You get to see structures Wright built early in his career (the school)... More

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Miami
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298 reviews 298 reviews
41 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We came with an open mind to learn about the man who had such an architectural impact on our lives. Our guide was excellent and presented a lot of information about FLW both personally and professionally in an interesting and humorous way. Even though photographs are not allowed in buildings, there is plenty to photograph on the exterior. This tour... More

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Severna Park, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This out of the way attraction is well worth the detour. Tour times vary and while there are different tours and tour lengths, you may want the one that is offered only twice a day, so research ahead of time. You can really see the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright architectural design at this very unique and well preserved home.... More

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New York City, New York
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152 reviews 152 reviews
40 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Taliesin blew us away! Went on a highlights tour of the various buildings including the workroom, theater and Wright's house. Excellent guide and grogeous spaces.

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Rockford, Illinois
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123 reviews 123 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very pricey tickets. Knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. She said a lot of interesting things about flw. Before we went we knew nothing about the guy and now we have a better sense of what he's all about. We took the 1 hour tour of the hillside school. Gift shop items are pricey. If we are ever in the area... More

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