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Address: Rte. 23, Spring Green, WI 53588
Phone Number: 608-588-7900
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Highlights Tour

We enjoyed our Highlights Tour. We left feeling like we had seen a lot of the property. We didn't see a whole lot of the house, but I'm not sure how much more there was to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our Highlights Tour. We left feeling like we had seen a lot of the property. We didn't see a whole lot of the house, but I'm not sure how much more there was to see other than the rooms we saw on this tour. We loved seeing the studio. Our guide was knowledgeable and did a good job.... More 

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Long time on my list and we were very, very pleased with the 2 hour highlights tour. Taliesin is a beautiful home in an incredibly gorgeous setting, so worth visiting for its historical value as well as its scenic location.

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Took the Highlight Tour, so amazingly presented by our tour guide. Facts and anecdotes overwhelmed, so we will be back. A truly rewarding experience providing unique insights to a great architect.

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Glendale Heights, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We did the highlights tour, 2 hours. House is cool, views of surrounding areas beautiful from the house. Our guide was good but seemed a little disappointed if we weren't in awe of the rooms we were looking at. This tour is enough time to see a good overview unless you are really studying Wright.

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Rhinelander,WI
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We wanted to take the highlight tour, but it was sold out, so we settled for the afternoon house tour. We were delighted with our tour guide who was so knowledgeable. The house and farm are continually being restored - and what an effort that must be! It was so interesting to hear about Wright's philosophy of design and see... More 

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Waterloo
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Having already visited Falling Water and Taliesen West, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit Taliesen when we were in Wisconsin. The highlight tour was sold out, so we settled for the house tour. It was a stroke of luck that I overheard the staff mention that they had added an additional highlight tour due to demand while we... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Taliesin Estate Tours are a great experience for anyone but especially for FLW admirers. A indoor/outdoor tour covers 4 hours and much of the estate. Well worth thee cost and time.

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I'm going to be upfront. I'm not much of a person who likes historical places so attended this with already a slight yawn-factor queued up. However, I was delightfully surprised and wouldn't even mind going back for another tour! My encouragement is for people to do their research though as there are different tours that cater to different sights and... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is not an attraction for kids, but if you want to see one of the homes that Frank Lloyd Wright built for himself, this is it. There are different tours to choose from, so do a bit of research to decide what you want to see.

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Taliesin is well worth the trip from Madison, about 40 miles, through picturesque rolling hills. The tours cover all the buildings the architect put up. Mind that you choose the tour you want: we booked for the Hillside tour which did not take us to the house itself but to the school building and studio, also fascinating in their own... More 

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Additional Information about Taliesin

Address: Address: Rte. 23, Spring Green, WI 53588
Phone Number: 608-588-7900
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Spring Green
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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