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Address: 300 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, IL
Phone Number: 217-782-6776
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Fascinating Home

This home is fascinating in its design and history. You can take a guided tour (donation welcome) and there's a short movie before the tour begins to give you a little information... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Frank Lloyd Wright designed this home. It is beautiful! The fixtures and furniture are of the time period and well worth the hour to tour. It's not open everyday so check the schedule ahead of time. It is in downtown Springfield and I think there is a trolley that stops here as well as the Lincoln sites.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This home is fascinating in its design and history. You can take a guided tour (donation welcome) and there's a short movie before the tour begins to give you a little information about the architect and owner of the home. The gift shop has some really interesting items in it, as well. I would definitely recommend the tour. It takes... More 

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midwest
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The Dana-Thomas house is a must see for FLW fans and others who appreciate art and design. One hour free tour is on offer( please make a donation) we were lucky to catch the last tour of the day. Note: there are several stairs to negotiate at various points on the tour..one of the down stair cases is narrow, curved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

one of the historical places everyone should see. A few of the past you can't see anyplace else. A must see

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Littleton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I've been through other F.L.Wright's structures and this one's the best. It was a remodel of an existing structure for a client who had some specific expectations and Wright's creative capacities were put to the test. As evidenced by this magnificent structure, he performed admirably. The balance and sheer beauty throughout will make your jaw drop.

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Milwaukee,Wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This Frank Lloyd house is well worth seeing. It was built for entertaining so is different from some of his other homes. It has one victorian room, which was for her mother.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We've toured a variety of Wright homes while indulging our son's avid interest in the architect. Wright was notorious for many things (ha, ha) to include going over on time and budget. The homeowner here basically gave him a blank checkbook and, wow, it shows! As mentioned in the title, this is a mandatory stop for Wright fans. Double bonus... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great to see the house. Tour was good, it was just a little long. Not handicap , need to be able to walk steps and be in close areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It's been in my bucket list to see a FLW home and thanks to Trip Advisor I found the Dana-Thomas House and my family and I visited before we headed back home. It's an amazing home that feels homey and inviting while being a stunning work of design, form and function. It's also free (though you should give a donation).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

What a find in Springfield, IL ! We found it to be interesting and entertaining as our guide was well versed in the key facts about the house and it's former owner. So many cool design elements inside to see. Downside….They could spend a little money and freshen it up a little and turn on the AC. Otherwise… a good... More 

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Additional Information about Dana-Thomas House

Address: 300 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, IL
Phone Number: 217-782-6776
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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