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Dana-Thomas House, Springfield

(4.9/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Designed in 1902 for wealthy Illinois widow Susan Lawrence Dana , Dana-Thomas House serves as an excellent preserved example of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright's "Prairie Style" houses. The dwelling reflects both Dana's passion for organic architecture and Wright's ability to seamlessly blend the inside and outside of a house into one. The 3,658 sq m (12,000 sq ft) home includes 35 rooms, 16 varying levels, three main floors, and approximately 450 individually designed glass windows. Take a guided tour of the home to learn more about its history. Tours involve taking many steps and do not provide a chance to sit down, so it is not recommended for those with limited mobility. Photos are not allowed inside, but you can purchase a photo book at the gift shop. Using our online itinerary creator, Springfield attractions like Dana-Thomas House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you like Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture, you must see this house. Absolutely lovely. Aside from the beauty of the furnishings and windows, there's a bit of whimsy in the lower level - a one lane...  more »
  • The Dana Thomas House is another example on Frank Lloyd Wrights talent. This property was built around an existing home. It amazed me how the architect was able to blend all so smoothly. Our tour guid...  more »
  • This is an excellent FLW site because it has so much of the original furnishings and decor. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, making for a very enjoyable tour.  more »
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  • Very cool! This is a fascinating home that tells a unique story about Springfield's history and citizens.This home was designed by frank lloyd wright (a very famous architect.) It features very unique rooms with extravagant, yet simple design and sculptures that amaze. There is a suggested donation of $10 per adult, but the staff was not pushy about donating. The tour starts with a short video before they take you through the home. Our tour lasted about an hour and a half.
  • This house is beautiful the young woman who led our group was very knowledgeable. This was our first Frank Lloyd Wright home now I want to see them all. He was so far Advanced for his time.
  • Beautiful frank lloyd wright house in Springfield. Came as it was closing and they offered to walk us through as they locked up. Ended up giving the full tour. Very well preserved, most furniture designed by wright as well. Really felt like it would have in the early 1900s
  • What an amazing house! If you enjoy unique/classic architecture, this is a must see. Our volunteer docent, Pam, was the best. She was so enthusiastic and funny, making the tour extra enjoyable. Highly recommend stopping here.
  • A true must see. Jack out tour guide was fabulous. Informative entertaining friendly. Job well done