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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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Taliesin—another FLW gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My sister and I came here on the day before the season ended and tours were over for this spot, home to FLW aunt's progressive school and later his workshop and where he trained architects. His house, where he lived with his mistress and later his wife, are also part of the tour. It was a very chilly day in... More 

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SD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We booked a longer tour a few weeks in advance, and glad we did. Our tour was full, as there are only so many seats on the bus. The docent was very knowledgeable and charming, and there is a lot to explain and many stories to tell. Our tour required a good bit of standing and walking, with times to... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

comparing flw architecture is fascinating. this is a lovely location and a superb example of the flw canon. it is the summer headquarters for the education opportunity in the east; taliesin west the other. it does need funds as is often usual for a new form, especially flw's, it is hard to maintain. this is worth private and public funds.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Yes, I am a loyal Frank Lloyd Wright fan and I have been to many of his projects and Taliesin West. I have been anticipating this visit for years and thinking it would be the showstopping house that I imagined. Reality check - the ticket price is $50 per person and goes to a very admirable cause, the FLW foundation... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had an excellent 2 hr tour of the site. Guide was very informative. We have seen much of FLW"s work but this was our favourite. The setting alone is spectacular

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Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

What can I say I love Frank's home and buildings...but the travel guide felt the need to tell me I was "walking around with a scowl on my face" I replied "Do not say that to me". No need to visit somewhere that you get insulted for your appearance at, especially when you pay $85 a ticket. If I was... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We love Frank Loyd Wright and booked the estate tour. This is long and requires a lot of walking including uphill. This was on their website but some people in our tour either did not see this or did not realize the extent. Our tour guide was Margaret and I'd highly recommend asking when she is giving the tour. She... More 

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