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Dana-Thomas House

300 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, IL
217-782-6776
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Ranked #2 of 31 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Already a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright, I convinced our travel buddies to see the Dana-Thomas House. They were so glad they came along! Kurt's tour was so informative--loved his descriptions of the house and furniture, and the interpretation of the times.

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Paris, IL
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This home is the result of giving Frank Lloyd Wright a blank check and a blank sheet of paper. The exterior design is obviously Wright's prairie style. The interior is completely amazing with intricate design and Wright's touch in every square inch. After seeing the Dana-Thomas House, I regret that we haven't toured more Frank Lloyd Wright structures. The tour... More

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Everything was so well kept. Interesting furnishings and tour - must see if you are in the area! Shop has great finds as well.

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Waconia, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great tour of classic FL Wright House. Beautiful furnishings, original and interesting. Takes only about an hour so kids can participate.

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Naperville, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Truly enjoyed seeing the architectural wonders of Frank Lloyd Wright. I've seen many examples of his work from the outside, but have never been inside. It was simply amazing and educational!

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Racine, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was ok and interesting home by Frank Lloyd Wright. The tour guide was fantastic and was informative. We liked it ok.

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La Grange, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Just to think that there was a time that this home had to be saved from demolition. Strange history on how a woman with $3 million and a price of only$60,000 for the house, could find herself in financial straits and have to move out of it because she couldn't afford to heat it. Absolutely beautiful but it took $5... More

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Maplewood, Missouri, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Been there,seen that,done that! This house is really cool.Even though It's old it still is a cool modern design. We love the furniture too. The utilities are still old, they didn't want to upgrade them .My wife and I have taken the tour 3 times. It's always fun and you learn something new each time you go. Try it you'll... More

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Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our tour guide was informative, and interesting. He was also very kind and helpful. The home was much more interesting than we thought. and it was well worth the visit.

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Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My sister likes Frank Lloyd Wright houses and wanted to drive by and see this one. Very pretty. Would love to go inside sometime.

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