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Taliesin

Address: Rte. 23, Spring Green, WI 53588
Phone Number: 608-588-7900
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Spring Green
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
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phoenix
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213 reviews 213 reviews
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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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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled on the Spring Green Architectural Tour, also dubbed the unofficial FLW self driving tour, by chance while on a quest to find the best cheese factories in this part of Wisconsin. The tour took us the better half of an afternoon and away from the cheese factories but was both educational and enlightening. First we stopped by Taliesin... More

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illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Took the four hour estate tour. Definitely recommend, as it will give you a great overview of the entire premises, as well as all the repairs that are being made to preserve this historic treasure.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We visited Taliesin on a sunny Sat. morning on 10/10/14 and took the two hour Highlights Tour covering the Hillside Hall, Studio, Theater and Taliesin. This tour is limited to 21 people as this is the seating capacity of the mini-bus that takes you around. We purchased tickets on line, strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. Photos are permitted only exterior... More

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Bethesda, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our highlights tour gave us a satisfying look at an American original, whose life was as complicated as his art. On a beautiful day, we explored his home, his life and his art. Hard to beat. Even had a quick lunch in the beautiful dining room in the reception center.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

By all means, go and see it. I was lucky enough to be the only person on a tour so I had the volunteer guide all to myself, but even without this bonus, Taliesin will convince you of the genius of FLW. With all its quirks, the residence is impressive because it is alive. People live on the premises, verious... More

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Sheboygan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

In the quaint and beautiful town of Spring Green, Wisconsin...is the curious and amazing grounds and homes of the Frank Lloyd Wright estate...I did not know what to expect but thoroughly enjoyed the tour, views, architecture and history of this eclectic place...you do have to duck through doorways and hallways and your neck gets stiff but it was a most... More

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