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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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Worth the trip; would make a nice weekend trip from Chicago area

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
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Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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phoenix
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145 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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132 reviews 132 reviews
34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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241 attraction reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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