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Dana-Thomas House

300 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-2233
+1 217-782-6776
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Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece

Our first tour of this architect's work, the tour guide was well informed and answered a great... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2015
AlbertAlberta2012
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Gainesville, Florida
Very nice visit

We really enjoyed the visit. The house is in great condition with some original furniture. Our... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2015
Audrey B
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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300 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-2233
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

Our first tour of this architect's work, the tour guide was well informed and answered a great number of questions. The end of the 1920's era with this remodel, which drove the owner into bankruptcy, sadly.

Thank AlbertAlberta2012
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We really enjoyed the visit. The house is in great condition with some original furniture. Our guide was really knowledgeable.

Thank Audrey B
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Recently we visited Springfield and discovered that there was a Frank Lloyd Wright house in the city. We took a tour of the house, in fact it was a slow day at the house and we had a private tour. The docent was super and...More

Thank Meridan437
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Always worth the visit, the Dana-Thomas house is a terrific view into both Frank Lloyd Wright as an architect and the history of the Dana-Thomas family. The tour guides are knowledgeable and the gift shop has a good selection of FLW related items. If you...More

1  Thank Kit L
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Unless you have zero interest in architecture, this Frank Lloyd Wright design will be a highlight when you are in Springfield. Closed on Monday and Tuesday, so plan accordingly. Suggested donation of $10 is well worth it. Knowledgeable docents provide guided tours starting at 9...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This was not a priority before our visit, but became one of our favourite experiences. We loved the tour of the house, and the history. An example of earlier FLW design, when he was more willing to accede to the owner's wishes (e.g. to preserve...More

Thank Sunwalker_7
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

With the exception of Falling Water and the Taleisins this house is the largest and most interesting of all the FLW places I've seen. I visited 20 years ago with my then early grammar school aged children and they were totally intrigued (due in no...More

1  Thank joy2mom
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We were in Springfield and saw that there was a Frank Lloyd Wright House. Well, had to tour it. It did not disappoint. It is the biggest of all that he designed. Our tour guide was very good, however, unlike some other houses, there are...More

Thank sleeper72
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Arrived at opening to take the first tour of the morning, which began at 9:15. There is a convenient parking lot, gift shop, and admission is donation-based with a suggested rate of $10/person (it is well worth it!). Our tour guide was kind and informative...More

Thank Shannon203
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Having been to the Rookery , Oak Park , the Robie House & The Emil Bach House during my brief stay in Chicago I decided to catch the Train to Springfield. This house is absolutely stunning , it is a credit to the state Of...More

Thank Peter L
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Anne S
26 October 2016|
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Response from Inalilady | Reviewed this property |
Not very accessible. You'll be able to see some of it.
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vespadue
9 October 2016|
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Response from gil o | Reviewed this property |
The site is open year round Weds.-Sun. and seasonally Mon. & Tues. The website doesn't say when the seasonal ends. The best thing to do is call 1 217 782-6776. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
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Vernona M
29 June 2016|
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Response from 1970DeeDee | Reviewed this property |
$10 for adults, $5 for children,or $15 for a family are the suggested donation costs that include a 7 minute introductory and informative video and tour that lasts about an hour.
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