Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West
Discover Frank Lloyd Wright's desert laboratory, Taliesin West. Scottsdale's only National Historic Landmark is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-see for visitors to the Valley of the Sun.
Nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, Taliesin West was Wright's desert home and architectural studio where the American master architect designed some of his greatest achievements including the Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater. Wright's renowned apprenticeship program, The Taliesin Fellowship where "learning by doing" was emphasized, was founded here and produced generations of successful architects and designers.
Begun in 1937 and continuing over the next 20 years, Taliesin West's structures and grounds were designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices amidst nearly 500 unspoiled acres in the Sonoran Desert. Unlike any other Wright site, its distinctive architectural style of desert masonry punctuates the rugged desert while at the same time looking very much a part of the landscape. Over 110,000 visitors tour this iconic cultural attraction each year, taking a 60-minute audio or guided tour, attending a cultural or educational program, and shopping the curated collection of artful decor accents, gifts, and books in the Frank Lloyd Wright Store at Taliesin West.
Plan your visit and purchase tour tickets at www.franklloydwright.org or by calling (888) 516-0811. Taliesin is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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