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“Stunning!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dana-Thomas House

Dana-Thomas House
300 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, IL
217-782-6776
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Ranked #3 of 30 Attractions in Springfield
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Rochester, Minnesota
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“Stunning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

This FLW home in it's restored original condition is beyond words. Every, absolutely every square foot available to tour and experience, needs to be experienced. The beautiful glass, furniture crafted for the house, lighting all just amazing. The master bedroom and dining were my fav's. if in Springfield again would certainly tour again. Different time of day, different season, the house would take on a different feel. What a great property. What a great opportunity!

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Madison, WI
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“Spectacular FLW home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Beautiful home that includes many, many of the original FLW furnishings. The tour guide (volunteers) was a little light on information, but made up for it with his passion for the home. Small on-site gift shop worth a stop as well for the lovely assortment of arts & crafts related items.

Visited January 2013
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Springfield, Illinois
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“Wright Lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

If you are fans of Frank Lloyd Wright, you won't want to miss visiting this Springfield gem. A great example of his prairie style that has been lovingly preserved. Recently retrofitted with air conditioning and heating upgrades makes it a year round stop. The Christmas decorations are a Springfield tradition. All the original furnishings are there to give you a real feeling of Wright's attention to detail. After the visit, look around; you'll notice how many new buildings in Springfield reflect Wright's prairie style.

Visited December 2012
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Litchfield, Illinois
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“Christmas at Dana Thomas House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This was actually our second tour of the house built by Frank Llyod Wright. Interpretors tell how the house came into existance and how it became a tourist attraction in Springfield, Illinois.
Many stairs in the house so those with health issues may inquire as to how to see house.
I would definately suggest this as a stop on a visit to our capitol city of Springfield, Illinois.
The structure is decorated at Christmas with trees and lights in every room. A harpist payed the day we were there and a luminary tour set for that evening.
I would suggest a visit to their website for days, times and events.

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I just love this house. I love the style, decor. The house has been renovated to look like it was originally built. Even though it was built in the early 1900"s, Frank Lloyd Wright was way ahead of his time in style.

Visited December 2012
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