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Robie House

5757 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-1698
+1 312-994-4000
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The Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is considered one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture. It was created by Frank Lloyd Wright for his client Frederick C. Robie, a forward-thinking businessman. Designed in Wright's Oak Park studio in 1908 and completed in 1910, the building is both a masterpiece of the Prairie style and renowned as a forerunner of modernism in architecture. Tours of the site offer both a first-hand experience of its amazingly contemporary spaces and the current restoration work that is returning the house to its original appearance. Public tours are available Thursday - Monday. The museum is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Social events and family programs are hosted on weekends throughout the year. Robie House is also available for facility rentals and special events. Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust website to learn more.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oak park” (51 reviews)
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5757 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-1698
Hyde Park
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+1 312-994-4000
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"frank lloyd wright"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This home is stunning, and the tour (although not long) will give you a lot of information - whether you know the person and his designs or not. The tour guides were great and VERY knowledgeable, and the home and its grounds are wonderfully preserved....More

Thank Derek B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love Frank Lloyd Wright and happily walked from the Museum of Science and Industry to the Robie House even though the inside is being renovated. We did take the tour. Several rooms - living room and billiard room- are partitioned off with plexiglass. Workers...More

Thank Sara K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a lot of interesting information given by our docent about the life, style and philosophy of Frank Lloyd Wright. Seeing his early home and studio gave me insight into his changing body of work.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t even bother visiting the Robie house until they are done with the restoration project. It was a huge disappointment to be told that renovations were under way after purchasing four full price tickets - $18.00 each!! Is not worth the price for what we...More

Thank Nick L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a very pleasant walk around the University campus and to see the Robie House. Check ahead for a tour. If you are a Frank Lloyd Wright buff, you will enjoy seeing it as renovations are taking place.

Thank Marty D
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

We enjoyed our tour during a lovely spring day. Despite the construction which limited interior viewing of certain spaces, we appreciated being offered a $2 return voucher during the summer. Very interesting addition to our comprehensive Frank Lloyd Wright Trust tour of Chicago and Oak...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Robie House is in the middle of a major renovation. To make the tour more relevant I think They need to adjust their talking program & describe the tour as if you were a delivery person coming thru the service entrance to make a delivery....More

1  Thank daviddclarke
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

The house is incredible. Unfortunately my timing was off and the house is under renovation conditions. All the furniture has been removed. It was cool to see process, but would love to see it furnished and restored.

Thank Charles H
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Took mother here a few years ago. FLW houses are my thing. This one is no different. Beautiful everything...well except for bathroom, kitchen, and bedrooms. Nowadays this wouldn't jive. House hunters want stainless. FLW wanted fame. Enough of my high horse. FLW isn't for everyone...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

I have been back a number of times and always pick up something new visually .......experience the wonders of FLW in a residential setting

Thank Steven A
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and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels
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grey_88
July 19, 2016|
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Response from warch1 | Reviewed this property |
Elevator is at the 57th St station which should make life a bit easier with a stroller. ENJOY!!
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kennethchen2001
July 16, 2016|
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Response from Mel W | Reviewed this property |
That's right... $18.50 for a guided hour tour. They drop you right off at the gift store after the tour.
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