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Taliesin Preservation

5607 County Road C, Spring Green, WI 53588-8027
+1 608-588-7900
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Outstanding tour!

Taliesin is a beautiful place! We went on the full 4 hour estate tour that took us to the school of... read more

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Russ G
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Beaver, Pennsylvania
Taliesin Tours

We did the 2 hour house tour, the one hour Hillside Theater tour and then back to the main house... read more

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PDemarest
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Taliesin, the home, studio and country estate of Frank Lloyd Wright, is located in the hilly Driftless Region of southwestern Wisconsin near Spring Green. It is the name of Wright's house as well as the 800-acre estate that includes buildings from all decades of Wright's career. Taliesin has a commanding presence in Jones Valley, the watershed where Wright's Lloyd Jones ancestors settled after immigrating from Wales in the 1860s. Taliesin was named in honor of his Welsh heritage, was the name of a druid bard, and literally means "shining brow." Its many wings and terraces reach out around the ridge of the hill, embracing the site and standing as "brow." Taliesin was the principal residence of Wright as a mature designer, and the valley was his inspiration and life-long laboratory for architectural designs and innovation. Taliesin in its three iterations (1911, 1914, 1925) represents the most complete embodiment of Wright's philosophy of Organic Architecture. The Taliesin residence is the heart of a series of buildings that Wright designed for himself and his family members on the estate. Other buildings include: Romeo & Juliet Windmill (1896), Hillside Home School (1903), Tan-y-Deri (1908), Hillside Drafting Studio (1932), Midway Barn (1949), Hillside Theater (1952), and the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center (1967).
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5607 County Road C, Spring Green, WI 53588-8027
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Reviewed yesterday

Taliesin is a beautiful place! We went on the full 4 hour estate tour that took us to the school of architecture, the red barn, the house of one of Frank Lloyd Wright's sisters, and finally, Taliesin itself. The tour guide was an excellent repository...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We did the 2 hour house tour, the one hour Hillside Theater tour and then back to the main house for the Twilight Tour. Guides were exceptional and the architecture and history are amazing.

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Thank PDemarest
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed the visit. Our guide was very good with many interesting insights into Wright's character.

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Thank arted64
Reviewed 2 days ago

it was comprehensive introduction to FLW and his philosophy and his work. We also got to know some of his personal quirks, and personal history. Nothing was in place without purpose. Staff and contemporary students made great efforts to follow his disciplines

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been looking forward to seeing this place for years and it did not disappoint. We took the Highlights tour which includes both studio and home. What can you say? Totally meets and exceeds expectations. Absolutely stunning, both the buildings and the site.

Thank K B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Remember, the cost of the tour helps preserve this historic attraction. FLWIs one of the world's greatest architects and took inspiration from these WI hills. Enjoy the story, the buildings and the setting, don't be so stuck up you non talented over paid baby boomers!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting Taliesin was one of my adult lifetime dreams and I wasn't disappointed. Scott was our guide and he was terrific and a nice guy to boot.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have a life long interest in the built environment with an appreciation for FLW`s design philosophy and make it a point to explore his work when I am able. The comprehensive tour far acceded my expectation and would recommend it to any and all...More

Thank LAK4310
Reviewed 4 days ago

An amazing tour and journey accross architecture and tailored landscape. 4 hours, but i dud not see the time going over

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Thank Robert R
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have seen several of FLW's projects throughout the states. This is a nice bookend to Taliesin West in Arizona. Of particular interest is seeing how his craft evolved, and was partially incorporated in this rebuilt venue. There is considerable restraint in every venue we...More

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837cheryln
26 March 2017|
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Response from MexicoQT | Reviewed this property |
No. The only way to visit is to go on a tour that costs $30.
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halukermis
2 February 2017|
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Response from Rowing_Queen | Reviewed this property |
I concur with comments above. Hope you get a chance to tour Taliesin. It's a wonderful place with many of the architectural features way ahead of it't time.
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CityLakeGirl
17 May 2016|
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Response from lolly702015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we chose the tour that includes the school and the house. It was two hours long. there is another two hour tour that only shows the house where wright lived in and constantly, changed for over fifty years. You see more... More
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