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Address: 300 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, IL
Phone Number: 217-782-6776
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Dana Thomas home built by Frank Lloyd Wright

My husband and I visited this Frank Lloyd Wright home last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Very interesting and worth spending 2-3 hours there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Normal, Illinois, United States
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Normal, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited this Frank Lloyd Wright home last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Very interesting and worth spending 2-3 hours there.

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Cissna Park, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Always wondered what the big deal with Frank Lloyd Wright was. Still wondering! Excellent tour of this early 20th century residence. 16 Levels, low ceilings, (and some very high ones), dark to the point the tour guide used a flashlight to point out a fountain, ugly paint choice, mural that looks like dusty/dirty wallpaper. A few huge rooms and several... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I took my family of 7 to visit Dana-Thomas House over Memorial weekend. We had 3 young children and we had a great time there. The house is simply amazing and reflects the genius of the architect. Everything is in its original condition including furniture, decoration, and lighting. The tour guide did an excellent job. We went to the house... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My sister and I toured the Dana-Thomas house late in the afternoon on a Thursday. The free parking lot is behind the house across the railroad track. There is no entry fee but a donation of $10 is suggested. Have cash! Our tour guide Jim was knowledgeable and passionate about Frank Lloyd Wright and the house. We learned a lot... More 

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

There was no wait to get on a tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The house is beautiful and with much of the original furniture. This site is not handicapped accessible nor are their railings in many of the stairwells. Admission was free, but they request a donation. We threw $10 a head in the bin. If you are in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Dana-Thomas house is an amazing place in which form and function meld. The furniture, designed specifically for this house and for its place in this house is outstanding. Fascinating place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

What a beautiful architecture delight hidden in central Illinois. This Frank Lloyd Wright home is well preserved with beautiful glass windows and doors. A must see if you are in Springfield. The fee for entrance and tour is a suggested donation and making it so very affordable for a large family or anyone on a tight budget.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you are fascinated by Frank Lloyd Wright, you can't skip this while in Springfield. We left our car at the State House Inn and walked to the house, about 7 blocks. The tour guide did an excellent job of making us see how the house was used in its prime and how it was lovingly restored. Well worth the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is an amazing Frank Lloyd Wright house and very different from the ones we have visited in the past. The tour guide was excellent and we were fortunate to have a tour with only 2 other people. It is only open 4 days a week (Thursday - Sunday if I recall correctly) so you have to plan your visit... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a FLW masterpiece. I have been to many FLW homes and buildings across the country, but the Dana Thomas House is one of the best maintained with so much of the original furniture. It is gorgeous.

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