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Taliesin

Rte. 23, Spring Green, WI 53588
608-588-7900
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Ranked #3 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

2 hour tour: one hour walking around the grounds outside and one hour inside. The tour guide was very interested and informative and it was a great tour - the scenery on the estate is absolutely beautiful.

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Naples, FL
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105 reviews 105 reviews
37 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

After waiting over thirty years, I finally had the privilege of visiting Taliesin. It was worth the wait! The pastoral setting amidst the gentle sloping hills and pasture land was picturesque. The tour we took started at the visitor center and included the Fellowship's studio complex and Wright's beloved home. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. It was a... More

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mpls
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Vision of Architecture, art, land, culture near House on the Rock. Wright lost this house and moved to California

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Plan ahead. We did not. But we made the most of a nice lunch at the bookstore with a view overlooking the Wisconsin River. We then took the 2 hour tour of Taliesin with a most knowledgeable guide. By the time we finished we had an intimate peek into the lives of the Wrights. Well worth it.

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North Chicago, Illinois
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221 attraction reviews
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you have gone this far to visit the property, pop for the 4-hour tour. There is 1 1/2 miles of walking involved, some uphill, but I think it is well worth it. In addition, half-way through, we were offered refreshments on Frank Lloyd Wrights private terrace. Things to know: 1. photos are allowed of buildings, but not inside of... More

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Briarcliff Manor, NY
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119 reviews 119 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The tour through Frank Lloyd Wright's house was very interesting and worthwhile. You really do get a feel for his genius in his use of space and geometry. Our guide was very knowledgeable and told us some interesting stories regarding his personal and professional life. The surrounding grounds and countryside are, in a word, gorgeous.

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Sanford, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was Frank Lloyd Wright's home for many years. 36,000 feet and is being maintained as an attraction. Much of the original artifacts are inside the home. The tour was very interesting but you do have to allow time-the home tour that we took was two hours and that did not cover all of the other properties and buildings. If... More

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San Gabriel, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The guide made the property come alive with stories of Wright, how he built the house & continually revised it. Talked with someone who went a week later & had different guide. Our guide added much more to the experience!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We did the house tour and had an exceptional guide who gave us many intimate details about Frank Lloyd Wright and his life during the time he lived and built Taliesin. The place was much larger than I had expected but the Guide set a comfortable pace and kept us moving together through the various courtyards and living quarters. The... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went on the our hour tour, very informative and enjoyable. Lots of information and a well directed tour. Need to walk about 11/2 miles, but it is an easy walk. Down side, only one tour(4 hour) in the morning and one in the afternoon.

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