Come visit the architectural wonder known as Taliesin West. The property was once the winter home and school of famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who resided in it for over 20 years. Now, this U.S. National Historic Landmark serves as the main campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, and the headquarters of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The house offers a visually-stunning blend of desert landscaping and lush greenery that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. More importantly, it is open for touring!
Visitors to the estate will be blown away by the architecture, which successfully incorporates Southwestern themes and masterfully integrates indoor and outdoor spaces. Rather than importing materials, Wright used local desert rocks and lumber to build this masterpiece, and installed many windows to capitalize on Phoenix’s plentiful supply of natural light. Among the many notable locations on the grounds are its shimmering pool and fountain, and the cabaret theater, which boasts near-perfect acoustics.
You can tour Taliesin West on one of several tours that will take you around to the breathtaking spots like the Garden Room and main studio. Admission for adults ranges from $18 to $60, depending on the tour’s length, time of day, and time of year. The premier choice is the three-hour “Behind the Scenes” tour that highlights the property’s unique architectural elements, and even includes a mid-morning tea in the Taliesin Fellowship dining room.