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Address: 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI 53705-2298
Phone Number: 608-233-9774
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Must see for Wright fans

If you are interested in Frank Lloyd Wright, this building is a must see. Beautiful building in an accessible setting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you are interested in Frank Lloyd Wright, this building is a must see. Beautiful building in an accessible setting.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a FLW site that you don't want to miss. It has the typical FLW elements like low and outreaching roofs, triangular auditorium, rooms lit with natural daylight, and the blending of the building with the surrounding. You need to call ahead to go inside, but the exterior view is already breathtaking.

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Madison, WI
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The date above is not accurate, because I tried to visit here when I first moved to Madison, in 1979. I looked in the phone book to find the church and drove over there one day only to find out that they close for the summer! I was amazed that a house of worship would close for the summer! Needless... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We visited many Frank Lloyd Wright sites on our trip to Chicago and Madison. We even went to Taliesin for a day trip. This tour was excellent. I love the way the new addition fits in with the original structure. I also enjoyed seeing the difference between a Chicago tour (FLW is a god) vs WI tours (FLW was amazing,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My mom and I didn't actually go inside because you're supposed to call ahead and make sure there aren't any church happenings, which we didn't. We walked around the outside though and marveled at Frank Lloyd Wright's work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

When my sister and I heard about this Frank Lloyd Wright designed church in Madison, on a FLW pilgrimage, we knew we needed to go. This was close to the college campus and we just stopped by around 4:30 pm to look around. You can arrange a group tour if you plan ahead because they need to be purchased 2... More 

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Check out original Bldg. and recent addition; Tours are well worth the time--just check out the details of same

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We noticed this structure from a higher floor of the UW Hospital while a patient. It was a pleasant surprise to find out that the Unitarian Church, which is an ongoing concern, made available a docent twice a day. The road to recovery included a visit on our final day in Madison. We were very pleased with our knowledgable and... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was in a group that visited this Frank Lloyd Wright designed meeting house and a very nice volunteer took us around. We had a chance to take photographs both inside and outside the building and also to see the new addition which compliments what FLW designed It is a lovely site and worth visiting. There is no "gift shop"... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A classic example of Wright's genius in design - soaring and open. Well worth the visit when in Madison.

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