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Address: 6433 E Doubletree Ranch Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253-1826
Phone Number: 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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Neat, Quick, Free Spot!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Will M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank Barbara E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank Ashleyadventures
Elkton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank patricia7772015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sound of the bells brings me back time and again. I have 3 windchime bells already, just outside my bedroom window. There is no other sound as uniquely peaceful as these, as they dont ting, ting, ting with a tiny breeze, but echo deep soulful chimes with the often oppressive hot gails as day becomes evening, or the changing... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love the unique buildings created in this place. The bells are so unique to Arizona for they are all handmade here. Sometimes, if you come in the right time, you will be able to watch the artisans do their magic of pouring the super hot and liquified metal into their molds. Each bell has its own beauty, whether by... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every time I go to Phoenix i make sure to stop at Cosanti and add to either my collection of their bells or tiles. You can watch the workers at the forge but I primarily like to wander around the desert landscape.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went early in the morning on a Friday at the end of June, yes it was hot, yes we had plenty of water. Beware 90% of this "attraction" is outside so make sure you have sunscreen and plenty of water. From the marketing leaflet we got we expected a whole experience, hands on learning abou the making and forging... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Always stop by to see what is new. If you are lucky you will get to see them pouring new bells. There is something for every price point, from about $39 - $23,000. The sounds they make are amazing.

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Americus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The only reason this rating isn't a 5 is because we were too dumb to stay for a tour, so we didn't learn as much as we could have. This place is interesting from both an artistic and a historical perspective, and if you're able to watch the artists at work, you're in for a treat. Make some time to... More 

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