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Address: 701 S Harrison Ave, Kankakee, IL 60901-5109
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I've been to several Frank Lloyd Wright properties and I loved this one the best. Characterized as his first prairie style house, the quartersawn oak throughout and the linear... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
MysteryPoodle
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Cedar Rapids, IA
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Cedar Rapids, IA
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to several Frank Lloyd Wright properties and I loved this one the best. Characterized as his first prairie style house, the quartersawn oak throughout and the linear styling of everything from the ballisters to the custom stained glass windows are so striking. However, the real charm of the place is revealed by the lovingly-delivered hour-long tour, which details... More 

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Champaign, Illinois, United States
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you have any interest in Frank Lloyd Wright, architecture, or just like to tour houses this is certainly worth a visit. This "Prairie Style" house is located on the Kankakee River with a lovely view and was his Wright's first house in this style. We had a very informative tour guide for our hour tour. You see both levels... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Lived in Chicagoland all my life and never knew this beautiful home was only an hour away. All of the workers there were helpful, and cheery. The home was in excellent shape, but as our tour docent noted, much of the original furniture was no longer there, though it did very little to detract from the experience. Also, the home... More 

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Manteno, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

If you are in the Kankakee area and have even a passing interest in Frank Lloyd Wright's "Prairie Style," this is a must see. Docent was very knowledgeable as was gift shop staff. Gift shop has wonderful array of Wright-inspired items at all price points. Nice views of Kankakee River. Wright enthusiasts from Romania went through on tour before us-this... More 

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Buffalo, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

One of Architect Frank Lloyd Wright's most important designs. This house is very interesting as it was designed by Wright as he was perfecting his prairie style. Lovingly restored on a beautiful and spacious riverfront site. Well worth the drive from Chicago. The living room has a large bay window with incredible art glass of Wright's design, breathtaking!

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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Events such as banquets and Art Exhibitions are held here throughout the year. I have done photo shoots within the house and on the grounds and participated both as an arts council and community member in events. A quaint gift shop with historic, Kankakee and Wright related items with many local artisan items to choose from. The workers are friendly... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The drive from Chicago area was worthwhile to meet a docent, who can't help but be passionate about this first Wright commission. The six of us were joined by 6 other unrelated tour participants for the 1pm Thursday tour. The tour was scheduled to last for an hour but the tour ran longer. Our group did not notice the time... More 

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chicago
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139 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I had a lovely time visiting this gem. The property has had quite the history, but the renovations are beautiful. There is an admission fee, and of course a gift shop. If you get a chance, take the boat ride! It's $10 per person and you pay at the dock.

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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

As fans of Frank Lloyd Wright, my husband and I have visited a few of the homes he designed. The B. Harley Bradley House was the first of his Prairie Style Homes. Our guide. Laura, passionately helped us see the remarkable attention to detail and the interesting history of the home's many owners. She gave an excellent, in-depth tour, lasting... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We had a wonderful visit to the Bradley House built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Our tour guide, Lorraine, was outstanding! If you get a chance stop by for the visit!

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