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“In all ways, a masterpiece...”
Review of Fallingwater

Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Mill Run
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Owner description: Perched on a rock above a gushing waterfall, this historic house was built for a Pittsburgh family by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s, ingeniously designed to blend harmoniously into the tranquil and beautiful woods around it.
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Pictures cannot do justice to the quiet majesty of Fallingwater. This marriage of nature and architecture leaves you breathless with it's quiet and serene elegance. I took the $65 2 hour detailed tour and it was money well spent, to be able to take in the charm of this beautiful home at a leisurely pace with a charming and erudite guide. This incredible home, built over a waterfall, reveals the genius of FLW, not in it's scale but in it's integrity with nature.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We recently took two elementary school-age grandsons on a TRAIN TRIP from Harrisburg,
PA to Johnstown, PA where they rode the INCLINE and then on to FALLING WATER for a
day trip there. One of the boys had constructed a LEGO set depicting Falling Water and
so it was a neat experience to not only see the outside of Falling Water but also the inside
and experience the water rushing past the former summer home of the Kauffman Department
Store owners. One interesting facet of touring the home is that it is NOT a palatial
home, but rather a comfortable home, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright that demonstrates the
architects' unique talent for designing a home that seems to have grown from its' surroundings.
However, I must add that the trip to view FALLING WATER was made more special because
we made the journey on a FOUR HOUR TRAIN TRIP and stayed in a local hotel! So perhaps if you want to take children to FALLING WATER, do it by train; stay in a hotel and rent a car to drive to FALLING WATER.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

There is no home built like this one, designed into a waterfall in the woods of southern Pennsylvania. It is located quite far from anything else, but we planned an overnight stop on our way thru the state. I definitely recommend one of the more in depth tours. We viewed the home and also heard a lecture about it's construction. Our whole family enjoyed it. We spent the night at a beautiful B&B nearby, then toured another FLW home, Kentucky Knob, the next day. There is a lovely outdoor walking trail over a river nearby which added to the whole experience.

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

You can see the other reviews as far as Fallingwater, the property, is concerned. This is for the in depth tour. Not worth it. The tour was not in depth at all. Things like the cost of the project, material to build, other basic things, came out as afterthoughts like "oh, by the way" or it had to be prompted by a question. For example, our guide said, "No one has a question about the paintings? Okay." So she didn't tell us about the paintings. Oh, well, I guess we lost out. But, wait, isn't this a tour??? Also this organization that runs FW has taken over almost half of the pertinent house with their offices!!! Outrageous! Can they not find some other place to count their money from suckers like me and put the rooms as they should be? The tour was also not two hours but more like 90 minutes. We also did not get to see the carport area that was made into another room. Great little money making racket for them!

9  Thank Sabrina G
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We took the time to see FallingWater, while we were nearby on a ski excursion. There are several tours offered, and we took the cheaper one. It is one hour long and about $20. There is a more expensive one where you get to see more of the rooms, and presumably have a more talkative docent, but that one is closer to $60. Since we are not major Frank Lloyd Wright aficionados, but certainly fans of local history and stories, we figured the lower priced option was more than suitable for us. You will see all the major rooms and stand on many of the terraces. You will also see the guest rooms. It is lovely, but more than a house tour, this is very much like a museum tour, and the artwork were some of my very favorite things about the place. There are a lot of japanese prints that several people in our group seemed to recognize and several picassos that I was delighted to see and was not expecting.

Walking around the grounds are free. Photographs are not allowed inside the house for the $20 tour.

Do prepare yourself for plenty of walking, and stairs. Also note that there is a cafe and the food is moderately priced and delicious.

I found this pricepoint of the attraction to be perfect for us. Lots of information without too much painful detail about fabrics and textirles. Diehard fans may want to take the 2 hour tour. It is clear that the docents and tour guides love their work. I hope you enjoy it as well.+

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