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Dana-Thomas House

300 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, IL
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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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Rolla, Missouri
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181 reviews 181 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I knew little about this designer. I also knew many people are thrilled with his work. We visited this site to check it all out. Very impressive, FLW was well ahead of his time. Are you into over the top home design? Go there and enjoy your trip.

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Fishers, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was my consolation prize for suffering through a day and a half of Lincoln exhibits with my history teacher husband. As it turned out, I thoroughly enjoyed the Lincoln exhibits, and he thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The house is magnificent, and the guide provided just the right information to help us understand FLW's style and intentions with the design.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This beautiful and amazing home was saved from the wrecking ball back in the early 1980's, and has been painstakingly restored to it's 1910 grandeur. The two most amazing aspects of this house are the fact that 90 to 95% of the furnishings are original to the house (and designed by Wright), and the incredible amount of Prairie style glass... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Don't miss. Extra special at Christmas. Frank Lloyd Wright never disappoints. It is hard to believe this was accomplished during

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Springfield, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This Frank Lloyd Wright house is in pristine condition with most of the original furnishings. The guides are very knowledgeable and the tours are fantastic. I have visited this homes many times because I have a personal connection to it, and I am never disappointed.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

So thankful this home (and furnishings) has been honorably preserved for others to admire, study and enjoy. We immensely enjoyed our tour, as this was our first experience in witnessing one of Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Prairie Style homes. What stood out for me was the enormity of the house and his use of breathtaking stained glass throughout the home.... More

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Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This home was designed by Wright for Mrs. Dana with a blank check. She was loaded, and it was evident by the modern design and conveniences in the home. The tour is over an hour, and our particular guide was sweet and kind but talked A LOT. The stained glass windows with the butterfly designs are fabulous.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had a nearly two-hour tour of the Dana-Thomas House, learning about Wright's design and the fascinating story of Susan Lawrence Dana, who commissioned the house. We left wanting to know more about both the house and its owner. Kudos to the Illinois State Preservation agency for making this wonderful property available for public view.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

After visiting the various Lincoln sights, we still had time in Springfield, and we needed something else to do. We decided to take a tour of the Dana Thomas Home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright since we have always been fascinated with Wright's work. We arrived right after 3:00, and a tour had started about 2 minutes sooner. The guy... More

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