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Address: 300 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, IL
Phone Number: 217-782-6776
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Frank Lloyd Wright Beauty

If you are a Frank Lloyd Wright fan or enjoy good architecture, you will want to see the Dana Thomas house. It is especially pretty around Christmas time (it is open a couple... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tbrooke8
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Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are a Frank Lloyd Wright fan or enjoy good architecture, you will want to see the Dana Thomas house. It is especially pretty around Christmas time (it is open a couple nights in Dec for the evening tour) at night where they use the original type of lighting and have it decorated for Christmas :-)

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very knowledgeable tour guides, and a smaller group tour was pleasant. We went for a holiday tour and the entire space was decorated with festive period pieces. The chamber music was very evocative and the acoustics were amazing - one could almost imagine attending one of Susan Lawrence Dana's famous gala events! Very much worth the wait in line for... More 

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Thank jlhibbert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are a Frank Lloyd Wright fan, this is an absolute must to visit. And there's plenty more to see in Springfield as it's the "hometown" of our greatest President. The docents here are extremely knowledgeable and seem to be willing to talk about the house and FLW all day if you let them. You can tell they love... More 

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Thank J. R. B
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place, it's an excellent home and tours are always informative. The Christmas tours are not to be missed.

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Thank Steve G
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is both my favorite Frank Lloyd Wright house so far, and the highlight of our weekend. The tour guide was very well versed on the house, and able to answer questions. January is a great time to visit the house. We got a personal tour.

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Thank GeekStacy
Elgin, Illinois
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best examples of FLW design. Interesting to see how wonderfully creative he was when he worked with moneyed clients!! In his own designs the use of plywood is creative and shows well when it holds up and is not abused. In this home the red oak is abundant and presents his themes in an elegant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Off the beaten track in Springfield but not to be missed! Aside from the architecture, what is really outstanding is that the home has most of its original furnishings. Fabulous leaded glass windows and light fixtures. Gorgeous! Guides are very knowledgeable.

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Thank ML E
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were in Springfield to visit the Lincoln museum and other sites. We discovered the Dana-Thomas House and love to take every opportunity to see the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. This was a definite highlight of our trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

In a city awash in Lincoln sites (which are great too!), this is also a gem. If you like Frank Lloyd Wright or architecture in general, it's totally worth visiting. The design and attention to detail is amazing. Most of the furnishings are original to the house and the stained glass throughout is beautiful. Very well preserved. It is definitely... More 

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Thank Greg S
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The home is beautiful and the staff is wonderful. I highly recommend taking a tour. Call in advance to make sure there is space on the tours. The tours are free with a suggested donation of $10.

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