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Dana-Thomas House

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

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Best Wright Home We've Visited

This huge house has been very well maintained & restored. The video you view before the tour really should be updated. It looks like a very old VHS tape.

Reviewed 3 days ago
llomonte
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Aurora, Illinois
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Aurora, Illinois
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This huge house has been very well maintained & restored. The video you view before the tour really should be updated. It looks like a very old VHS tape.

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The entire house is an absolutely beautiful work of art. Everything from the architecture to the furnishings, to the glasswork are all Frank Loyd Wright designed. The tours are led by knowledgeable and friendly guides. Don't miss it. It's a good break from all the Lincoln sites in Springfield.

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Jacksonville, Illinois
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I worked for Charles C Thomas Publisher back in the early 70"s and attended several company parties at the house. I had not been back until recently. I am amazed and very happy with the renovations. The tour guide was excellent, with several stories of Mrs. Dana and her parties. I enjoyed looking more closely at the stained glass and... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Give yourself enough time for a tour with a docent as there is so much to hear about this historic home. Even more beautiful when decorated for the Christmas season!

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Thank TessTess241
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our last tour of our three day stay in Springfield to see the many of the Lincoln sites and decided to see something unrelated to Lincoln. We did take part of a tour which started with a short video in the visitors building. Our tour guide was very good and he led the tour and kept the whole... More 

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Thank calvene
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must-see for Wright aficionados, and enjoyable for anyone with an appreciation of art and architecture. The centerpiece is the Sumac Window- one of the most breathtaking FLW windows anywhere. The site also houses a lovely shop. Beautiful!

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Thank Kimberly S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiast, and had visited this house about 5 years ago. The outstanding feature of this house is the beautiful art glass windows, more than any other FLW house. Unfortunately, Illinois's stalled budget process apparently leaves no room to even wash these priceless treasures. Not only does this greatly diminish their beauty, it causes the... More 

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Thank Susan S
Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a very special place to visit. Even if you are not familiar with Frank Lloyd Wright and his works, this will make you appreciate interior and exterior building design. Our guide Jack was passionate about the building and very knowledgeable, making the visit one to remember. Do not miss this if you are in Springfield.

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Sherman, Mississippi, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Prairie home style with much prairie stained glass in the house. This house was completed in 1904. There is a virtual tour on YouTube. This house is considered a "no walls" house FLW custom furniture throughout the house. This is an hour guided tour.

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Milton, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is another outstanding home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The guide was outstanding. She was informative, engaging and shared several interesting stories. We were told the building and I was surprised to learn 90% of the furnishings are original and complete. You will see the entire property inside and out. Truly a one of a kind opportunity preserved and... More 

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