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Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse

1 Rotary Row, Buffalo, NY 14201-1067
+1 716-362-3140
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Great if was finally built

Wright originally planned this for the University of Wisconsin.Somehow It never was built until... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
All Wright All day tour

This was included in our All Wright All day tour. Very cool. We had lunch upstairs (catered) and... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
Youngstown, New York
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1 Rotary Row, Buffalo, NY 14201-1067
+1 716-362-3140
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Wright originally planned this for the University of Wisconsin.Somehow It never was built until revived here recently. Wright would like it,I think

Thank jfadds
Reviewed July 19, 2017

This was included in our All Wright All day tour. Very cool. We had lunch upstairs (catered) and what view!

Thank JOY215
Reviewed May 31, 2017

This is not a building FLW actually supervised the construction of, it was built in the early 2010s. It is a FLW inspired building, like the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas, which is and Egyptian inspired pyramid.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Mr. Wright has offered and inspired many in The United States, HISTORY OF MODERN ART! Buffalo offers a few of his masterpieces! Everyone should visit at least one of his property's! Mr. Wright was ahead of his time, and his accomplishments are truly admired and...More

1  Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Visit the Onky boathouse in the US designed and built exactly to the plans. This location is a gem and if in area should be seen

2  Thank Mike A
Reviewed February 2, 2017

This is a wonderful tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's early architecture. Wonderful tour! Worth every penny!

2  Thank Amy C
Reviewed December 29, 2016

The boat house was closed the day we went by but was amazing to look at from the outside and the view is incredible, the window alone are works of art

2  Thank zandrew26
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Anyone who enjoys water sports, beautiful views, or Frank Lloyd Wright architecture will love touring this most interesting treasure.

2  Thank MariMac72
Reviewed October 24, 2016

This Frank Lloyd Wright rendition in located on the grounds of the West Side Rowing Club. The boathouse was never constructed in Wright's time but was built from his plans. What's interesting is the shells do not fit and cannot be maneuvered around the building....More

1  Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed August 24, 2016

We took the hourlong tour offered by Explore Buffalo. We found it to be very thorough and interesting. Our tour guide was knowledgeable about Frank Lloyd Wright and she informed us about the other architecture tours in the area. She took time for questions. The...More

1  Thank Mike N Sally S
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September 24, 2016|
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Response from Carole S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer. If you book through Explore Buffalo there is a $10 fee. I went on a day tour that included several locations and if there were fees it was in the cost. The website doesn't have any info but here is... More