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“great tour and tour guide”

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Ranked #1 of 20 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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Athens, Ohio
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12 reviews
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“great tour and tour guide”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Our tour was terrific. Beautiful site, of course, but it was the volunteer tour guide, Jim,
that really made it special. He made a point of including the young members of our
group in the discussion. Our family had a great time!

Visited July 2013
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Warsaw, Indiana
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Visit site of creative brilliance in American architecture.”
Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

FLW's first family home design (for himself) is rich with personality. Some design ideas were breathtaking to me. And some were not, due to differences in time, styles and personal taste. But, you cannot deny the man's creative force. Our guide was quite good. Her voice projected well and her affect was enthusiastic. If you have interest in design or the work and life of a highly creative person you should get a lot out of touring Wright's Oak Park home and studio.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“interesting tour”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Very well-guided tour, you'll learn about Frank Lloyd Wright's career and personal life. The buildings designed by him are truly wonderful and full of surprising architectural and practical solutions.

Visited August 2012
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Anderson, Indiana, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice tour”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

The tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright home was fine. Be prepared for a sense of being herded through, as there are many people touring the site. Also take note of the restrictions - what not to touch, carry, bring, etc. If you want to take photos, you will need to pay an additional fee.
The audio walking tour of the nearby area was well worth the time and cost.

Visited June 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Spend an afternoon”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Take the subway out to Oak Park and start with the Studio.
It gives a good grounding; then, take the walking tour and see how his ideas evolved.
A nice day helps and good walking shoes are important.
The Unity Temple is a possible addition but allow enough time- probably four hours plus for the entire tour.
A must for architecture geeks.

Visited June 2013
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