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“A Lot of Rooms”
Review of Dana-Thomas House

Dana-Thomas House
Ranked #3 of 57 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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charleston,illinois
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105 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A Lot of Rooms”
Reviewed 27 December 2011

An amazing example of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.

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Peoria, Illinois
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Interesting stop if you like architecture or history”
Reviewed 4 December 2011

This Frank Lloyd Wright house just re-opened this week after some renovations. It was beautifully decorated for the holidays. The staff was still having some trouble with the lighting as the electricals had been re-done. Overall a very nice visit. Our guide, Dan Hrenko was very knowledgeable about the house and its occupants. He was also very considerate of one member of our group who has some special needs. Overall a very nice tour.

Visited December 2011
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Springfield, IL
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Best Wright House decorated for Christmas”
Reviewed 20 November 2011

This Frank Lloyd Wright house in Springfield, IL, is beautiful at the holidays. The house has recently been renovated and because of that renovation, the site has been closed for almost one year. I would suggest viewing the house during the one night it is open all year long. Check with the people at the house for this year's night tours. Go early and dress warm because you may have to stand outside in the long line that forms. I would suggest going to visit the house early on the one evening it is open. If you can't make the evening tours, any time is a good time to visit the house. It is not open on Christmas or on Monday and Tuesday.

Visited December 2010
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Naples, FL
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267 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Frank Lloyd Wright's little seen Gem!”
Reviewed 23 October 2011

This home started as a remodel job! In Wright fashion he saved only the study of the original structure. It is one of the best collections of original Wright furnishings. This large home was done early in his career, but a wonderful example of Wright's development of his Prairie Style architecture. Definitely a must see!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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90 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Be Sure to Check if Opened”
Reviewed 27 September 2011

Make sure you check the website or call to ensure the house is open. The caretaker said it's closed for renovation until the end of the year, while the website says mid-2011.

Visited September 2011
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