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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Oak Park
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Owner description: The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio served as Wright's private residence and workplace from 1889 to 1909--the first 20 years of his career. Here Wright developed a new American architecture: the Prairie style. Trained interpreters offer insights into Wright's family life and architectural career. Enjoy guided tours of the museum complex and neighboring historic district seven days a week. Tour details are available on the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust website.
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

I enjoyed learning about Wright's early career in Chicago. The home and studio give you a glimpse into what was to come in this architect's career.

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

Dislike - free Christmas tour - very quick! Like - amazing place with beautiful character. Easy to get to with many FLW homes nearby - must see if you love Prairie Style Homes!

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

If you are in the Chicago area and want to visit one of Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings, try the Oak Park home and studio tour. It is an easy walk from the El green line. I got off at the Oak Park stop and was told that it was a faster walk from the Harlem stop. The walk took me about 10 minutes and I got to see the town of Oak Park. Ernest Hemingway's home is on the way, although I did not go on that tour.
I visited Oak Park the day after Thanksgiving and did not have reservations. The wait time for a group was about 2 and 1/2 hours, but since I was a single they were able to put me on the next tour.
There were 16 of us on the tour and we went through the house and the work studio. There were some very unique features in the house and studio and the tour guide was able to point these out and give us background and history. The stained glass, lighting and fun family facts made a very interesting afternoon. The tour started and ended at the gift shop and took about an hour and 20 minutes. The cost was $15 for adults and it was worth it. There was a senior and child's price as well, but I would not recommend the tour for children. The tour guide suggested that we walk around town to see some of the other Wright designed homes. I enjoyed the afternoon.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

First off, yes, I am an architect, and I've always wanted to do this tour.
But you do not need to be one to enjoy it. Do yourself a favour and combine this with the self-guided tour of his (& his contemporaries) works in the area and make it a great day out. Well worth it and you get $5 off if you book both at the same time. Leave yourself about 3-3.5 hours for both tours. The studio takes about an hour and a bit. And the walk takes about 1.5-2 hours depending on how many photos you want to take and how much you want to linger in Oak Park. Oak Park and Harlem are very nice areas. Great homes and cute little shops with some nice places to eat. Grab a dining options pamphlet at the museum shop for a map of all the places to eat in. I ate at Munch - it is DIVINE - vegetarian and vegan, but beautiful food.
Tip: You can book your tour online if you want to make sure you get a spot. It costs about $2.25 extra (booking fee) but worth it if it's peak season and you don't want to risk trekking all the way out there and not getting a spot on a tour.
I would highly recommend this as a day out for anyone (even if you live in Chicago), end it with a late lunch and then head home. Totally doable for kids as the walking is super easy.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Visiting Oak Park is a charming experience. Driving or walking along the streets, observing styles of old and not too old houses is amazing. Go slowly, take as many pictures you want and take your time to enjoy all the details.

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