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Dana-Thomas House

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Address: 300 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-2233
Phone Number: 217-782-6776
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One of the top 3 Wright houses we have visited

We have visited probably about 2 dozen Frank Lloyd Wright houses and buildings over the years. This was clearly one of the best. Besides being one of the largest, it is far and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
rlav48
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orland park, il.
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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very well taken care of. The house does have an eerie feeling to it especially the basement. I don't believe I would want to spend a night alone.

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1 Thank kbre2016
Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We're big FLW fans, and have seen several of his buildings and homes around the country. This is a very interesting house, and the tour pointed out many details we might not have noticed. There is no set price for the tour -- just suggested donations. We didn't have reservations. We just showed up, The tour starts with a short... More 

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orland park, il.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited probably about 2 dozen Frank Lloyd Wright houses and buildings over the years. This was clearly one of the best. Besides being one of the largest, it is far and away one of the best restored. It was shocking to see all of the original Wright furniture, windows, and furnishings (statutes, lamps, urns, etc.) They did everything... More 

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This stunning architectural marvel really has no peer. The balanced symmetry of its design on all levels is deeply felt within as one moves from room to room. It took me quite a while to figure out that the calmness I was experiencing was due to the careful symmetry evident everywhere in the building. I have been fortunate enough to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay, I guess you'd have to be an architect or something to really appreciate this place. It did nothing for me, and the volunteer staff were boring and seemed unconcerned about being helpful or informative.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lifelong Illinoisan and frequent Springfield visitor and just today got myself here. It is stupendous. Immaculately preserved and with over 100 pieces of original FLW furniture. Admission fee is merely recommended. Give as much as you can. This is a national treasure. As with much FLW you simply cannot fathom that this was built in the first decade of... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience this was for all of us. The youngest was 10 and he fully enjoyed it. Our guide was very informative and he truly brought it to life. I would highly recommend seeing this national treasure. There are a lot of stairs.

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Saint Clair, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was a little uninspired and slightly dull, but seemed knowledgeable. Maybe it was just the last tour of the day, maybe he was thinking about being off work. No excuses, I'm just as interested as the first tour is the day and I appreciate the energy required of a tour guide. So much great information and an even... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit. The house is beautiful and amazing. Lots of cool things to see. You aren't allowed to take pictures. They said because people would fall down the stairs or hold up the tour, I found that is a poor excuse. Every other tour manages to let people take pictures. But definitely visit, I wasn't expecting to like it... More 

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Excelsior Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No wonder the lady who owned this home went through her inheritance. She spared no expense. The windows, wood & brick work are beautiful. Many, many rooms & many levels. It's incredible. Our tour guide was excellent too.

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