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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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We accidentally ran across this house while wandering around Springfield and found it to be such an interesting little museum. Much of the history depicted inside discusses the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Oklahoma City
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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We accidentally ran across this house while wandering around Springfield and found it to be such an interesting little museum. Much of the history depicted inside discusses the history and restoration of the house and the preservation efforts to save this block of homes on Lincoln's street. Fascinating stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Very informative I enjoyed the tour and history. Good price (donation) nice gift shop. Within walking distance to many other sites.

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Jacksonville, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The Dana-Thomas house is a must-see. Our tour guide, Bonnie, was a delight and made the hour pass very quickly. The home is a work of art and the tour really brings it to life. Even the kids on our tour were asking questions and fascinated with the space. Parking is free and easy to access. There is no downside... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Hidden in downtown Springfield by surrounding buildings, this Frank Lloyd Wright home is a must see if you are a fan of his work. The architecture is superb, from the deep oak woodwork to the magnificent stained glass windows and intricate light fixtures. More than worth the price of admission, you will marvel that such a piece of building artwork... More 

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Central IL
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I'm from the area and I was blown away the first time my parents drug me to this 'historic place I had to go to with my aunt'. Lol. I was so amazed that I had been by here so many times and didn't even think about it that I ended up doing a lot of research on other Frank... More 

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Zeeland, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was our second visit to the Dana-Thomas House. We had great docents both times with very interesting information concerning the home, Frank Lloyd Wright and the owners. Susan Lawrence Dana commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to plan a "remodel" of her family home. Together Susan Lawrence Dana and Frank Lloyd Wright worked on the expansion of her home. There isn't... More 

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Springfield, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This beauty of a home is such an outstanding demonstration of the works of Frank Lloyd Wright. I am a fan of his architecture, though not sure I could live in such a style myself, I do appreciate the details and techniques involved in his creations. And a creation this is indeed. From the library to the back stairs to... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The house is great, and has almost all of it original furnishings (pretty unusual for a FLW house). It is really large, and the tour goes though almost all of the house. The tour was over one hour long, but felt shorter. Our docent was well informed and interesting. They also have specialty tours of two hours focusing on art... More 

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Farmer City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Absolutely beautiful example of Frank Lloyd Wright's amazing talent! One of my favorite places to visit. Decorated for Christmas, it was stunning. Took the tour & really enjoyed the walk through. Our hostess did not hurry us & answered all questions in a thoughtful,informed manner. Be prepared to pay a small entry fee,but very well worth it! Very well aware... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Awesome. Moving from one room to the next felt like living theater - drama, suspense, surprise, resolution and rest. The guide was great - enthusiastic, informative, friendly. I can't believe such a living space actually exists. To see photos of the house is one thing - to move around in it in 3D is just so cool.

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