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“Largest collection of Frank Llyod Wright architecture”

Florida Southern College
Ranked #3 of 53 things to do in Lakeland
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Daily tours available highlighting this truly unique collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture at Florida Southern College.
Denver, Colorado
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Largest collection of Frank Llyod Wright architecture”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

If you are an architecture buff or just enjoy seeing something a bit different, FL Southern is the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the country. Catch a cup of latte at Tutu's café at the reflecting pool or just wander the grounds. The chapel is a treat especially with a sunny day with all the stained class reflecting the light. On top of the chapel, you'll see a unique design (the students call it the bicycle rack ). Downtown Lakeland is just 5 min away, have lunch or dinner on the square (Harry's is a good choice).

Visited February 2013
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South West England, United Kingdom
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“Great for Architecture students (and Mr Pitt)”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

If you love Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture, then you'll love this campus. It would be right up Brad Pitt's street although not as private as his birthday gift island in NY state. For the average tourist, however, the buildings are not spectacular and the campus is not particularly worth a special trip.

Visited September 2013
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Timmins, Canada
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“Amazing architecture”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

The colours and design of the buildings are just breathtaking. From the chapels to the library and the walkways that join up the buildings, just all work to make the experience enjoyable. The surrounding neighbourhood is calm and beautiful. Enjoy the fountain from the patio of the small cafe, the lake and the whole setting is just a place where you would love to learn.

Visited September 2013
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Lakeland, Florida
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“Great for Frank Lloyd Wright Fans”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Huge collection of FLW architecture. The campus is very nicely laid out, and it's an enjoyable stroll to see all of the buildings and architecture (walkways and fountains as well). A friend of mine that's a FLW purist complained that you could see A/C duct work on top of some of the buildings. Of course, he wasn't attending class in any of the buildings...

Worth stopping by if you're in the area.

Visited October 2013
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“just beautiful”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

obviously the architecture is great but the shole area, the lake, the nearby Dixieland area, the residential area, all good

Visited September 2013
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