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Address: 6433 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253-1826
Phone Number: +1 480-948-6145
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Site where earth-formed concrete structures contain the ceramic workshop...

Site where earth-formed concrete structures contain the ceramic workshop and foundry where the famous Soleri windbells are made and sold.

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Very skilled, multi national group of employees making bells and chimes with the "lost wax" method that allows you to watch them pour the molds (ask for times if you want to see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Virginia

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very skilled, multi national group of employees making bells and chimes with the "lost wax" method that allows you to watch them pour the molds (ask for times if you want to see this). Great story of the Soleri-Wright connection and how the desert brings out the artistic capabilities in an ecological (and economical) way. If they can spare the... More 

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1 Thank rrader
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit to this quiet retreat. We visited the Wind Chime factory and store last year. We returned to Scottsdale this year and new we would return to this great site. It's quiet and charming with all the wind chimes available. We enjoy looking at either the bronze or clay chimes. There are chimes available to range for every... More 

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1 Thank TerryGranade
Scottsdale, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This is a delightful stop in Scottsdale. Does not take long, but the wind chimes are wonderful and a great souvenir to take home from your Arizona Adventure.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I always try to find some theme for our wedding anniversary. This was a great place to wander about and look at the craftmanship. We did bring our kids along, they enjoyed being out doors, however, I will be sure to return without them so I don't have to worry about breaking something. The property is not overwhelming and parking... More 

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Scottsdale
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Nice way to spend an afternoon, especially if you are a fan of the arts. The gift shop sells the bells and they are certainly beautiful but expensive.

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1 Thank Elizabeth S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Palo Soleri was a man of vision and dedication. Long before the small house, Eco-friendly school of thought he created, envisioned and founded communities based on these principals. The tour and ability to see a molten metal bell pour make this a great stop,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

This was a cool stop for us in the Scottsdale area! It's really interesting to see the architecture and studio. They have a bunch of unique pieces of artwork for sale and it's free to walk around on your own, although some areas are closed. It's neat to see!

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Thank Will M
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Paolo Soleri is a very important architect in the U.S., and Arizona in particular. He was an innovator with respect to Earth-integrated Architecture at Arcosanti, near Phoenix AZ. The Cosanti Foundation is within Phoenix and is a great place to visit. The gift shop sells the Bells that are created at the foundary of Arcosanti.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Cosanti offers free self guided tours of the area. There are many active work zones that are closed to the public for obvious reasons. There is a gift shop with more information about the site and Soleri. Bronze and ceramic pieces available for purchase.

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Elkton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Others will tell you about buying the beautiful bells that are made here. You can. I have. But I keep returning because the slightest breeze creates a tinkling symphony. It is well marked, easy to find, and enchanting. Sales support the Arcosanti Foundation.

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