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Dana-Thomas House

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Address: 300 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-2233
Phone Number: +1 217-782-6776
09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Tue 10:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sun 09:00 - 16:00

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Beautiful, quirky home

This is such a beautiful home. The tour is excellent...guided by a knowledgeable tour guide. Great history. There is a parking lot with free parking...follow signs.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kearny, New Jersey
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Kearny, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a beautiful home. The tour is excellent...guided by a knowledgeable tour guide. Great history. There is a parking lot with free parking...follow signs.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This house is extremely interesting for its architectural beauty and the furniture/decorations which were also designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The tour which takes about an hour is very informative. Suggested donations are $10 for adults and $15 for the family. The total cost apparently was about $60,000 in 1904 money (Frank Lloyd got 10% commission) and must be priceless... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You do not need to be a big fan of architecture to enjoy this beautiful building. It is lovely and peaceful and a perfect place to spend an hour. I bring guests here and never get tired of seeing it. It is like walking through a gorgeous painting. the guides are friendly and know the history of the place and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful example of Wright's Prairie Style architecture in downtown Springfield. The docents are well-informed and provide lesser known facts about the home and its owner Susan Lawrence Dana. Adding to the experience is that much of the original furniture is still in the home. Be sure to stop in the well-stocked gift shop after the tour. A beautiful place... More 

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright, history, or are an "architecture junkie", this is a place you will not want to miss. Even my wife, who is none of the above and thought this would be a "ho hum" tour came away saying "that was really interesting!" The home itself is amazing (hard to believe it is... More 

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have to say what a great tour guide. The house itself is not only beautiful it is so typical arts and crafts. The furniture the decor is simply magnificent. The only downside to the whole experience, Due to budget cuts in Illinois ( shame on you politicians) the windows could have done with a thorough cleaning. Does this detract from... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not get to tour this house inside (our bad timing) but walking around the outside is amazing.

Thank kokomo27
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An early example of Wright's Prairie House style, faithfully preserved with furnishings and fixtures intact.

Vancouver, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This guided tour is absolutely a must do. The house is a real summary of Wright's skills as an interpreter of light and dimension. The guide we had was absolutely knowledgeable and willing to share his insight. We have seen many of Wrights homes and it is one of the best visits we have had. We will return again if... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 2nd Frank Lloyd-Wright house on this trip and it was definitely more interesting. Technically, it's free but there is a suggested donation of $15 for a couple. There is free parking in their lot located across the street from the house (4th & E. Lawrence), with the railroad tracks separating them. The YMCA is next to the... More 

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