Taliesin Estate and Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
Explore the extraordinary home of American architect, graphic designer, writer, musician, and farmer Frank Lloyd Wright. Taliesin, Wright's residence, studio, school, and 800-acre estate, is located in the Driftless Region of southwestern Wisconsin and includes buildings from nearly every decade of the architect's career, from the 1890s to the 1950s.
Wright appropriately named his Wisconsin residence "shining brow" in honor of his Welsh heritage. Taking inspiration from the surrounding hills and valley, he constructed a laboratory in harmony with nature. Multiple wings and terraces frame the landscape to embrace the site from which Taliesin stands as "brow." Today, Taliesin is a National Historic Landmark (1974) and one of twenty-three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United States (2019).
In addition to a variety of tours, guests have the opportunity to experience Taliesin on a more immersive level through adult workshops and summer camps. Adult workshops invite visionaries in the fields of nature, architecture, culture, and agriculture to engage in meaningful discussions and shared learning. Dynamic youth summer camps empower the next generation of change-makers by providing skills to re-imagine the future.
All tours and programming begin at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, open daily May through October and on weekends in April and November. Inside, guests can learn about local artisans in the Gift Shop and enjoy Grab & Stay meals and river views at the Riverview Terrace Café.
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Travel Green Wisconsin Certified
Certified: (Req. 30 Points)
- The landscape & buildings of Taliesin serve as a living laboratory for sustainable design and include native prairies, organic farming, sustainable forestry and specimen gardens
- Habitat preservation projects includes the restoration of 5 prairie remnants
- Half of 800 acre estate is a natural area that is managed for ecological integrity
- Cooking oil waste is collected and processed for vehicle fuel
- Organic and local food products are used