Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden, Geneva

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  • The restored 19th century windmill is one of a kind. Col. Fabyan spared no expense in making the windmill one of the best in the world. Free tours by well informed docents are given on weekends, May t...  more »
  • Unique Frank Lloyd Wright tour including the very interesting history of the Fabian Villa. The Japanese Garden is a bit shop warn, But still worth the time to tour.  more »
  • The villa itself could not be reached, arrived on the day when it was closed. So is the Japanese garden. But it can be easily bypassed from all sides and viewed from different angles. The place itself is good for walking, running.
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  • I am giving it only one star because of safety. The garden is beautiful but the lady working there's work ethic was terrible (I'd give her a negative star if I could). We started to explore the garden around 3pm on a Thursday before we knew it was 4pm. A visitor like ourselves approached us asking us if we knew if there was another gate to exit since the entrance gate was locked. We tried to call the number listed on Fabyan Villa's website and all we got was a recording. The other visitor was able to climb over the gate and was kind enough to help us as well. My mom has sciatic pain and has nerve pain in one of her legs too. With the help of the other visitor and two kind passerby gentlemen we all were able to climb over the fence. My mom was in a lot of pain. There are two gates to this garden and both were closed. The other visitor said that the worker had seen her approaching that way and still locked it. She didn't realize the worker was locking the gate at the moment but the worker definitely saw her there. Had the worker done a final walk-through she would have known that there were people still inside.. forget that.. she knew someone was still inside!! she saw them!!!. This is a safety concern. My parents are seniors. Had it not been for the kind strangers helping it would have been very difficult for them to get over the gate. Please be aware that you may locked in if you don't leave right before 4pm because safety is not their concern.
  • Wonderful estate. Home is just beautiful. A great example of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and our tour guide ship was quite special.
  • A beautiful garden! Quite large but smaller than the Chicago botanic gardens but just as nice in my opinion. It's free but with a suggested donation of a dollar. There is a museum and the river near by. A nice place to visit with plenty parking!
  • Learned a lot about the local area history at the Japanese Gardens and took the Fabyan Villa Frank LLoyd Wright Home.
  • Beautiful, great place to go for a walk and talk about existentialism.
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