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“Beyond description”
Review of Dana-Thomas House

Dana-Thomas House
Ranked #3 of 57 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Kechi, Kansas
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142 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Beyond description”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

The house and the preservation are incredible. This was the second time I have toured this house. The last time was over 20 years ago. It is just as awesome now as it was then. Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture is mind boggling. If you have time this is a fascinating tour.

Visited April 2014
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Chicago, Il
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Frank Lloyd Wright Materpiece”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

Beautiful home in downtown Springfield--excellent 1 hour tour with enthusiastic guide. Hope all visitor donate generously to preserve this gem.

Visited March 2014
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st. louis
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“great tour for FLW fans”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

The tours are every 20 min or so...and the people that work at the house are very enthusiastic and nice. The tour and the house itself are great! You see almost every part of the house except a few of the suites. Its an amazing piece of architecture especially considering the era it was built. The story behind the house and the original owner is just as interesting...in fact I am reading her biography now. Price is by donation....whatever you pay it is worth the price!

ps. you cannot take indoor pictures or touch anything...keep that in mind if you have small children....mine are 6 and 11...but younger than 4 would make me nervous.

Visited March 2014
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O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Nice Hour of History/Architecture”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Dana-Thomas House is a hidden pleasure not too far from the other government and historical attractions in Springfield, Illinois. For enthusiasts of Wright it is an important item on your must-see of the homes he designed. For history buffs it is a glimpse into bygone days of social change. Our guide was very knowledgeable and chatty, made for a pleasant hour and a half tour. This is definitely NOT a tour for anyone with mobility issues or younger children. It is an hour plus of walking, standing, going up and down stairs and NOT TOUCHING ANYTHING!!!

Visited March 2014
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Charleston, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Definitely a Must-See!”
Reviewed March 7, 2014

The Dana-Thomas House is a wonderful gem to visit if you're in Springfield! Lovely example of a Frank Lloyd Wright home and the tour gives you a true appreciation of his mastery and expertise in architecture and design. Our docent was very knowledgable (and we appreciated that we were the only 2 at that particular time of day, so we had plenty of time to ask questions!) . It is open Wednesday -Sunday. A short video is shown prior to the tour and a gift shop is available. Probably not a good option for young children.

Visited March 2014
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