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Dana-Thomas House

300 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, IL
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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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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Have been to several Wright homes and this is my favorite. Great and knowledgeable tour guide. Another interesting trip if you are in Springfield.

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Fantastic tour on Sunday afternoon! Wonderful, knowledgable lady! Extensive walking tour of property built near 1900.

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Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Fascinating--what a house! Be advised that you can't take photos inside and that there are stairs--including narrow stairways--to climb. Our tour guide was fairly knowledgeable, but I'm glad I didn't pay a bunch to get in. The house foundation accepts donations.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My husband is fairly familiar with Frank Lloyd Wright and I was not at all familiar with his work. We had the chance to go while we were visiting all things Lincoln in Springfield so we walked on over to the Dana-Thomas House. It is a free tour, with donation, so try to bring some cash. The tour was probably... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a special treat to see a house that is as it was when it was built with most of the original furniture. Very interesting house and its design. I found the design of this house very interesting since there are many level and the lady who commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright was older. The stain glass was beautiful.

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

For fans of Wright or those first getting to recognize and appreciate his genius, this is a spectacular house in near pristine shape. The guide was exceptional and the house itself offers a look at the "early" Wright designs where he still entertained the owners whimsies. From the stained glass windows to the hidden and recessed lighting, this home is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Really enjoyed the tour. House was fantastic and guide was knowledgable. Only drawback is that there are 30+ levels and many, many steps. Steps are not steep, only a few at a time for the most part, but definitely not for anyone with walking issues. Stained glass was phenomenal!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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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
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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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