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“What a great place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Wingspread

Wingspread
Ranked #5 of 30 things to do in Racine
Certificate of Excellence
Olathe, Kansas, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What a great place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a meeting, and was wow'ed. From the moment you arrive until the moment you depart, their number one priority is you! Likely the best attention to detail I have seen in months. Not to mention the history... The rooms are nice, and the food was great. If you have a chance, make sure you visit!

Visited May 2013
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English first
Seneca, South Carolina
Level Contributor
120 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Wonderful FLWright home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

I called ahead and scheduled our tour. The docent greeted us and gave all of the
tour participants background information and lots of information and about the family and the home. Wingspread served as a family home for the Johnsons and is now a Foundation Conference Center. No tours are available if there is a conference in progress. They are very generous and allowed us to roam the public areas asking that we not sit on original furniture, etc. We were allowed to
take non-flash photos for personal use. Frank Lloyd Wright gave the family a
magnificent space with mulitistory ceilings and fireplaces, but also kept to the 2 childrens' wishes: a Juliet balcony in the daughters bedroom and a spiral staircase
thru the roof for the son's lookout. Be sure to see the inovative dining table which
originally could be retracted to the kitchen between courses. Also be sure to see the SCJohnson building in town- must schedule a separate tour for that.

Visited August 2012
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Perfect accompanyment to SC Johnson visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

We are FLW fans and really enjoyed seeing Wingspread. We arranged to see it in the morning and then visit the FLW designed SC Johnson building in the afternoon. We had a private tour around the house (no fee) and were left to wander around on our own, both inside and outside. Good example of his prairie style and the usual fun stories of his designs and their impracticality for construction!

Visited December 2012
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Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
119 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Call ahead for a tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

We lived literally down the street from here for 12 years & I finally made sure I scheduled a tour before we moved away. So, plan ahead, but so worth the planning!! Gorgeous & they give you lots of freedom to roam & take pictures of this beautiful place

Visited November 2011
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Racine, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Attraction”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

Great place to bring out of town guest. Is free. Offer's show's/movies.

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Thank Joni4309
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