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Dana-Thomas House, Springfield

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 700+ 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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  • We loved touring this house as it is absolutely magnificent. FLW's design so far ahead of its time and a house designed and built for someone with a bottomless money pot! The interior decor is both be...  read more »
  • Our guide was unhurried and full of fun information. Made the house come alive for us. Great experience. Must do this! 
  • Very much worth the time if in town. Great overview of Frank Lloyd Wright, his work, and his accomplishments. The tour is free, but donations are suggested and appreciated. This house is amazing. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A true must see. Jack out tour guide was fabulous. Informative entertaining friendly. Job well done
  • Great example of FLWs work. The staff was super friendly and very knowledgeable. A must do see if you're in Springfield.
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