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The Westin Kierland Villas

15620 North Clubgate Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254, United States

Phone: 480-624-1700 | Check in: 4 p.m. | Check out: 10 a.m.

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Things to do | Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

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The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation invites Owners and guests to explore one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders—Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West.

Taliesin West, Scottsdale's only National Historic Landmark, is a prime example of Wright’s organic architecture in that it is built out of the rocks and sand of the Sonoran Desert and melds to the lower McDowell Mountains. Wright's desert masterpiece is not a museum and serves to this day as the winter home of Frank Lloyd Wright’s School of Architecture. It is featured in numerous “Top 100” lists in architectural history, befitting Wright’s status as the most influential architect of the 20th century.

Frank Lloyd Wright, the master architect who conceived NewYorkCity’s Guggenheim Museum and Pennsylvania’s Falling Water, thought of Taliesin West as his winter home, workplace and architectural laboratory. Today, expert guides lead guests through immersive tour experiences.

The 60-minute Panorama Tour visits the Cabaret Theater, Music Pavilion and Wright’s private office while exploring his talent for creatively linking indoor and outdoor spaces.

Our most popular 90-minute Insights Tour includes all stops in the Panorama Tour, along with special trips into the Wrights’ living quarters and the gracious Taliesin West “Garden Room.”

Set amid a scenic desert preserve of 491 acres, both tours wind through provocative terraces, landscaped gardens and walkways commanding dramatic views of Camelback Mountain and the Valley. Guests will walk approximately one-third of a mile and enjoy five stops where they can sit down while learning about the history of Taliesin West and its famous creator.

Taliesin West is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Additional information about tours and accessibility is available at www.franklloydwright.org.

Anneliese’s Bookstore at Taliesin West prides itself in stocking an immense collection of Frank Lloyd Wright licensed products and books. Please visit www.franklloydwright.com. The outdoor waiting area features an outdoor café (seasonal), offering visitors an assortment of light refreshments.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West is located at 12345 N. Taliesin Drive (at the corners of Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Cactus Road), a mere ten minutes or so from the resort.

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12 Recommendations
Please note, these recommendations are the subjective opinion of the Vistana Community Members and not of Vistana Signature Experiences, Inc.
"Taliesin West"03/14/2018
"Taliesin West"
Interesting history of the development of the area
"Taliesin West"03/14/2018
"Taliesin West"
Take a guided tour of Taliesin West while in Arizona. The property, purchased by Wright over 8 decades ago, is a desert wonder and over the years Frank Lloyd Wright and student architects and artists creatively built and enriched this studio and home. The docents are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the tours and provide a thorough experience as you walk through the site. In summer, take the early tour and bring a sunhat, sunblock and water.
"Fantastic place to visit and tour"03/14/2018
"Fantastic place to visit and tour"
Learn about Wrights amazing experiences in Arizona and tour his home and workshops. Beautiful.
"I visited this in 2016 and had the most amazing guide."03/14/2018
"I visited this in 2016 and had the most amazing guide."
I would highly recommend this venue
"Taliesin West"03/07/2018
"Taliesin West"
Very interesting! Besides learning about his architecture you also learn about the conditions in the desert as they built this house.
Frank Lloyd Wrights home is iconic and seeing where students stayed was interesting. The grounds around the house are amazing.
"Loved it!"02/08/2018
"Loved it!"
This tour was so interesting. I enjoyed finding out more about Frank Lloyd Wright and his program and unique home.
"Night light tour"02/08/2018
"Night light tour"
It was fantastic!!! Out tour guide was incredible
"Wonderful tour"02/08/2018
"Wonderful tour"
Great tour of the Taliesin property and good education about architecture. Really beautiful setting.
"An Architectural Gem"02/08/2018
"An Architectural Gem"
I love to visit Taliesin West. The guides are knowledgeable and the history of the architecture and the man who built it. I gain a new appreciation of new things I see every time I go there.
"Family Friendly Activity"02/08/2018
"Family Friendly Activity"
This was a wonderful experience for the whole family. If you are interested in Frank Lloyd Wright this is a must do.
Taliesin West is one of the best tours I have been on. The docents were great. My sister and I love architecture and really enjoyed this tour! We will be back!

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