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Dana-Thomas House

300 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, IL
217-782-6776
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Ranked #2 of 32 Attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Reopened on April 23, 2009, now open 9-4 Wednesdays through Sundays. The Dana-Thomas House (DTH) was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902 for Susan... more »
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Madison, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This home is a great opportunity to see the full Frank Lloyd Wright experience -- unique room design, stained glass windows and light fixtures, furniture, pottery, etc. I have been here twice and I have found the guides well trained and full of enthusiasm. The tour is just about the right length (about an hour) and is preceded by a... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is a short walk from downtown and is in great shape. Loved seeing this house and hearing about it's history.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This is a very interesting property and a must-see for people interested in Frank Lloyd Wright. The stained glass is awesome and many of the furnishings are original to the property. Be aware that the standard tour is about an hour with multiple stairs and no opportunity to sit down.

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Mpls, MN
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Even though most go to Springfield for the Lincoln experience, don't miss this Frank Lloyd Wright house. It is unbelievable that it is 100 years old. It looks and feels like it was designed and built in the last 30 years. You will not believe the amount of detail that went into the building of the house.

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Atchison, Kansas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We arrived too late to tour the house, but we were able to study the house from the outside. The details are beautiful

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

If you go to Springfield, be sure to pick up the "Capital City Visitor" magazine you will surely find in the lobby of your hotel - it gives you a lot to do other than "All Things Abraham Lincoln" (although all that stuff was primary for us.) I, however, am a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright and so the... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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111 reviews 111 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

We called ahead and were on a special in depth tour. We did not realize until we were there that we lucked out and the special tour is only the second Friday of every month. Larry toured us for 3+ hours through this spectacular FLW designed home. His knowledge and passion were evident. My only comment is please, please raise... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

From the outside it showed so much promise but inside the tastes are not for me - so dark - so much wood! Maybe it's coming from England where we have dark wood everywhere?! But design is personal and i wouldn't want to put people off visiting. The furniture is beautiful and the home was tailored top to toe in... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Excellent example of Frank Lloyd-Wright's work. Nice to see that they are maintaining this property.

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Rolla, Missouri
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181 reviews 181 reviews
31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We went on the tour and really enjoyed it. Our guide knew a lot about the home and was excellent. It was supposed to take an hour but went twenty minutes over. It is a great place to see and learn about Mr. Wright and the people he designed this home for. The gift shop was very intriguing as well.

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