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Cosanti Foundation

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Address: 6433 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253-1826
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Wonderful place to see a community of craftspeople and their creations. View and purchase from inexpensive to collectable art pieces that only a few can afford but all will... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to see a community of craftspeople and their creations. View and purchase from inexpensive to collectable art pieces that only a few can afford but all will appreciate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go for the quirky architecture. Go for the taste of a different kind of community. But most importantly, go for the bells--Arizona's truly unique gift item. They are a bit expensive, but worth it.

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited Arcosanti (65 miles North of Phoenix) several times, but this was my first trip to Paolo's other place -- Cosanti. Cosanti is much smaller, but much easier to get to if you are short on time and still want a taste of the innovative Paolo Soleri. Paolo was an architect, urban theorist, craftsman + artist, philosopher and was... More 

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Fountain Hills
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paolo Soleri was an amazing architect. His philosophy was to blend the building with nature. He believed in using the earth as part of a natural system to keep buildings cool and warm. He developed his famous bells to provide income for his architectural endeavors. You go into the partially sub-ground ground buildings. This venue is very interesting. Set on... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Check out this new age type of building and living. The idea has been here for awhile and they have a place off of the freeway outside the turnoff to Prescott. It's fun to see the new ideas. It's hard to find now that homes are all around. It used to be by itself and a really cool place.

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Orem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful sounding Bronze bells I was pleasantly surprised.. ended up purchasing Christmas gifts for all the Grandchildren. It hard to come up with 100 words...

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Little off the path (Google is my friend) There are signs off Scottsdale Rd. Original architecture/grounds still all there. Like stepping back to the 50's. See how the ceramic and bronze bells are made and 100's to purchase. Ask questions and don't forget your camera! GREAT history here.

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Thank Bill85210
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

i went on a day when they were doing a lot of construction :( what i saw was magnificent and beautiful , i wish i could've seen more but i'll know to call ahead next time

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

This is the place to buy one of their outstanding, beautiful bells. From a small one for gifts (a great wedding present) to enormous art bells. Their selections are numerous. This is a life time treasure you will want to have in your home.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Cosanti bells are made here and sold here. Artisans create each individual bell as a genuine work of art.

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