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Dana-Thomas House

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Address: 300 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, IL
Phone Number: 217-782-6776
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Very Interesting architecture!

Tour lasts about an hour. NOT recommended for young children. Docents give excellent explanations of the details including levels, open floor plan, stained glass & how the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Ponder, Texas
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Ponder, Texas
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Tour lasts about an hour. NOT recommended for young children. Docents give excellent explanations of the details including levels, open floor plan, stained glass & how the features were utilized for entertaining vs privacy. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the home & the furnishings. Most is intact. Free & worth your time.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Frank Lloyd Wright built this for a silver-mining magnate's daughter. She knew what she wanted, and she could sometimes nudge him around a bit, making this house unique. Handicap accessibility is impossible, for the house is built on 15 different levels. Each level has one to six rooms on it. The basement has a duck bowling alley, antique toys, billiards,... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

an outstanding example (fully restored) of early Prarie School FLW architecture. If you are a fan, you must see this one!

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Effingham, Illinois
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a wonderful tour full of much history and unique architecture! I have been to springfield many times but never stopped to see this before? Wow! I should have done this a long time ago, and look forward to going through the home again sometime. I was pleasantly surprised that only an optional donation was all that is asked... More 

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Plattsburg, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Get there early, this is a popular attraction and well worth the effort. Great tour that last over an hour. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend donations for the tour accepted

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Oberlin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Prime example of Frank Lloyd Wright's work. The art glass is spectacular - the best I've seen in any of the Wright homes we have visited. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and encouraged questions and dialogue. Quite a treasure for Springfield. Check it out.

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Metropolis Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Anything Frank Lloyd Wright has got to be good. As I travel throughout the USA, I look for his architectural buildings and homes visiting whenever possible. Dana-Thomas was the first and there have been many more since then.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is the finest Frank Lloyd Wright designed home we have been to including Taliesin East and West. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about every facet of the home and its history.

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

For fans of Frank Lloyd Wright or people who like seeing beautiful homes, this is the place to be. Our guide was knowledgeable, informative and gracious. The house and its furnishings are spectacular!, Just go and enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Beautiful home! Probably best to see on a sunny day to get the full effect. It was raining the day we went so it was a bit dark inside (original lighting is not as bright as we are used to). Interesting story about the owner and her relationship with the architect.

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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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