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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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Sheboygan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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Downers Grove, IL
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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Took the guided tour of the Hillside School and Home. It was most enjoyable and informative. Judy, the tour guide was well informed and respected Mr. Wright and his works. We also got some insight into the Mr. Wright, the man. Nice gift shop and restaurant too.

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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is definitely something worth planning a trip to see. I've taken most of the tours over the years and was delighted to be able to join a tour again this year as it's been a while. And it did not disappoint - the view of the valley is stunning - but of course, you can get that by just... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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37 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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226 attraction reviews
335 helpful votes 335 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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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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