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Dana-Thomas House

300 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-2233
+1 217-782-6776
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Most complete Frank Lloyd Wright house in the US

You are in for a thrill if you are a Frank Lloyd Wright fan or if you are not, you will become one... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
marycarolinem
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Springfield, Illinois
Outstanding Prairie-Stye Architecture & Decor!

We toured the Dana Thomas house with friends and family. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JimSTL1021
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“art glass” (47 reviews)
“prairie style” (36 reviews)
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300 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703-2233
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You are in for a thrill if you are a Frank Lloyd Wright fan or if you are not, you will become one after you tour this home. The Dana Thomas House has the most complete collection of original furniture, art glass and lamps of...More

Thank marycarolinem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured the Dana Thomas house with friends and family. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us an excellent perspective on the house and the many fine details that Frank Lloyd Wright brought to his design here. It's hard to believe that so...More

Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...but I hated it! What an ugly monstrosity. While I certainly do appreciate the windows and light fixtures, and the texturing of the walls, etc. inside, I simply despise the dark, closed rooms; hallways inside of hallways and other things I consider to be a...More

Thank mcconnellboys
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Well done tour at this stately mansion. It was unbelievable all of the detail of this architectural masterpiece. I would definitely revisit, as I am sure there is more to pick up each time you visit. Loved the tons of Christmas trees spread out across...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is a knowledgable guided tour of the first house commissioned and it truly a work of art! Donation suggested and your eyes will be filled with so much! A must!!!!

Thank Kitty H
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Be prepared to entertain the kids while on the tour. Depending on the other people in your group, there could be a lot of repetition of questions. Lots of original pieces. Too bad no pics, but I think that across the board for all Wright...More

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is an excellent addition to your trip to Springfield IL. Susan Dana was a wealthy woman who had a terrible life. This house though is a thing of beauty. If you can, visit in December when it is decorated for Christmas. I've been there...More

Thank chicagohappy11
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The free (donation accepted) tour of this early 20th century example of one of Wright's best early efforts complete with most of the house's original Wright designed furnishings. Preserved and presented by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

Thank bmchardy
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

An architectural masterpiece. The history of the property and its transformation are unimaginable. A must see.

Thank John R
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We are not huge architecture fans, but someone recommended that we visit this home. We were really glad we did. We learned so much about Wright's Prairie-style home and about the ups and downs in the life of Susan Lawrence Dana. Our tour guide was...More

Thank Bev01469
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Anne S
26 October 2016|
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Response from Inalilady | Reviewed this property |
Not very accessible. You'll be able to see some of it.
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vespadue
10 October 2016|
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Response from gil o | Reviewed this property |
The site is open year round Weds.-Sun. and seasonally Mon. & Tues. The website doesn't say when the seasonal ends. The best thing to do is call 1 217 782-6776. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
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Vernona M
29 June 2016|
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Response from 1970DeeDee | Reviewed this property |
$10 for adults, $5 for children,or $15 for a family are the suggested donation costs that include a 7 minute introductory and informative video and tour that lasts about an hour.
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