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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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Bath, ME
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Wonderfully organized tours (we took 2 this visit on 2 separate days) and easy to organize reserved tickets ahead. Both guides were well-versed and made for enjoyable and interesting tours. Lots and lots to see.

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The Villages, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

You must tour Taliesin; take the 4 hour tour if at all possible. Our guide was knowledgable and personable. She made Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture and life come alive.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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262 reviews 262 reviews
27 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We took the Highlights Tour for 2 hours and it proved to be plenty for us during a warm day. Our docent was just wonderful and very knowledgeable about most intricacies of Frank Lloyd Wright. I wish I could remember her name to give her due credit. We love his architecture and his sense of style and have traveled to... More

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Rockville, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting informative tour at Frank Lloyd Wright's own home of over 40 years. The guide was very well versed on the home and presented many background stories about Mr Wright, his life's story and the house. We took the two hour (house & grounds) tour and it was enough for us. We have been to other of his houses and... More

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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We took the 4 hour estate tour which included everything. Our tour guide was Margaret and she was incredible. Very interesting!! We enjoyed the tour immensely. The walking was a little tiring at times, especially up a couple of hills, but it wasn't too difficult.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

we arrived late so only had time for a partial tour. we got to see the school, cafe', and theater. what we saw was beautiful and very informative. but, there is so much more to see. the house where mr. wright actually lived. at one time , they owned 10,000 acres. the scenery is breathtaking. we will definitely return to... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

In August 2014 we did the 2 hour highlights tour. Judy, our tour guide, had absolutely excellent presentation skills. She was outstanding. Be sure to make reservations in advance. We called two days before we wanted to go and got in the tour time we wanted (early because there's little to no A/C in the buildings). It's an interesting tour... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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118 reviews 118 reviews
40 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our "Highlights Tour" of about 2-1/2 hours was just right for us. Peggy, our Guide, was excellent and has been at Taliesin for 11 years. On this tour you will ride a shuttle, walk, and be able to sit at various times. I would recommend a hat for the sun and a bottle of water. As the tour went on,... More

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Petersburg, IL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've seen other of Wright's homes that he designed, but this is her own home. The surroundings are beautiful, and the architectural and historical story of the house is fascinating.

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Lewis, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

First of all - plan well ahead. Secondly use the Taliesin website - don't even bother with any of the sites for Frank Lloyd Wright. I didn't find this out until it was too late! We were standing in the Visitor's Center being ignored and then spoken to rudely by the man and woman who were allegedly responsible for information... More

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