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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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Breathtaking!

We visited on a Sunday morning, which was appropriate because being in a Frank Lloyd Wright building is like being in church to me. It reminds me to be slow, quiet and take in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We visited on a Sunday morning, which was appropriate because being in a Frank Lloyd Wright building is like being in church to me. It reminds me to be slow, quiet and take in the beauty around me and be thankful for it. We are avid, but casual FLW fans and have visited quite a few of his homes. This... More 

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Gahanna, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This house which was designed and built by Frank Llyod Wright is definitely worth a visit especially if you enjoy seeing unique buildings. The house with it's many interesting rooms is furnished with many of the original pieces of furniture. The staff was friendly and very knowledge. Admittance fee was a suggested donation.

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Springfield IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

the most completely and authentically furnished of Wright's major properties. Knowledgeable and helpful counter staff. Nice gift shop.

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Springfield, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We always like the Christmas Luminaries at the Dana Thomas House, but no matter what time of year you are in Springfield, it is a definite must see! This is Frank Lloyd Wright at his best and the history of this home is amazing.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The building and most furnishings are original to the Frank Lloyd Wright design. The docents provid a wonderful tour. Christmas brings a whole new elegance to the tour if you are able to catch it by candlelight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Absolutely beautiful. I have been to the Dana-Thomas House a number of times and learn something new each time. The volunteers are all wonderful and because of their particular interests, you get a different picture each time. Susan Dana's story is very interesting as well as Frank Lloyd Wright's. If you have any interest in architecture at all, this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I think Frank Lloyd Wright spaces have to be toured to be fully appreciated. Photography doesn't seem to be able to convey how it feels to perhaps-not-literally-but-certainly-psychologically scrunch into the walled entry to the Dana-Thomas House and then later to have your eye and spirit led by the architect to look up in wonder at art glass, millwork, or even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Although I am not especially interested in architecture, this place is a treasure. 33 beautiful rooms. Said to be the most complete remaining Frank Lloyd Wright collection, not only in design but furniture, fittings and accessories. A place of originality and beauty. Well worth a look.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I have been to the Dana Thomas house on multiple occasions and would go back again. It is a guided tour with a small video to watch at the beginning outlining some background information about the house, one of the best things to do in Springfield.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Even though I've lived in the suburbs of Chicago since I was young, I've never been to a Frank Lloyd Wright home. So, this was my first experience ever in one of his homes, and I think it was a great way to start. Despite being empty for many years, threatened with being torn down, and turned into an office... More 

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