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Taliesin Preservation

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Address: 5607 County Road C, Spring Green, WI 53588-8027
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Taliesin, the home, studio and country estate of Frank Lloyd Wright, is...

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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Our visit to Wisconsin had to include this site as well as Racine and the Johnson Wax buildings. Stayed in Middleton and made the quick drive out to the visitor center where we... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our visit to Wisconsin had to include this site as well as Racine and the Johnson Wax buildings. Stayed in Middleton and made the quick drive out to the visitor center where we met our guide who transported us to the home. It is a wonderful location and fortunately time has left the surrounding area largely undeveloped. Our guide was... More 

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Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter worked here for a number of years and actually stayed in the place during the summer. It is very interesting. The design was more about eye appeal than function which I believe is true about many of Frank Lloyd Wright's creations. Nice to visit but wouldn't want to live there.

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've always been a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright but after reading the novel, "Loving Frank" the idea of actually visiting Taliesen became a must on my bucket list. In 1909, Wright of Oak Park, Ill., married, with children, ran off to Germany with a neighbor — Mamah Borthwick Cheney, the wife of a client. Frank built Taliesen for he... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We enjoyed our visit to the area and tour of Taliesin and the pleasant drive out to Spring Green from Madison. The restaurant and gift shop are an added benefit with a great view of the river while eating lunch. We learned many interesting things about FLW's life and his family. This tour would be of interest to creatives, artists,... More 

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San Francisco, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Sprawling site just north of Phoenix encompassing a house, architecture school, grounds and architecture installations. Tours start every 30 minutes - the only way you are allowed to see the property. Inspiring and a fascinating look at the personal winter home of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We went to Wisconsin to see House on the Rock and Taliesin , Frank Lloyd house. It was described accurately in the book Loving Frank. What was interesting was that in addition to the house the furniture was made by Wright. It was worth seeing and taking the tour to learn about a famous architect

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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This tour was very informative and the guides are very knowledgeable and you feel like you really learn a lot about the famous architect and his legacy. I especially enjoyed seeing the area where the current architect student's work.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I love FLW architecture and was happy to mark another building off the list. Gorgeous seting, beautful drive to get there, and very nice docent. The home itself seems like it's getting run down and needs a lot of refurbishment. That being said, it's still worth going to see the home and grounds and also peek into the Fellowship hall.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We really enjoyed the tour. Although it is expensive, the tour was well worth the cost, and this is a good way to support the Foundation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's home gave you a lot of background on the architect who fit the buildings he designed into their surroundings. You saw much of the home and property. It was great to walk the grounds. Twelve of us took the two hour tour of his Spring Green home and property. The home was the training... More 

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