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Taliesin West, 12345 N. Taliesin Dr., was the winter home and studio of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. On nearly 500 acres of Sonoran Desert at the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, the complex of buildings is connected by gardens, terraces and walkways. Taliesin West is the international headquarters for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

Tours include a 1-hour Panorama Tour, a 2-hour Details Tour, a 90-minute Insights Tour, a 2.5-hour Behind the Scenes Tour and a 2-hour Night Lights Tour. The Panorama Tour provides a basic introduction to the complex and Wright's theories of architecture. The Insights Tour encompasses the famed Living Room and Wright's private living quarters. The Details Tour is identical to the Insights Tour but proceeds at a leisurely pace. The Behind the Scenes Tour includes tea in the colorful dining room. The Night Lights Tour shows visitors the home at night. Other tours are available.

Note: Tours may be canceled due to inclement weather; phone ahead to confirm. Walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.

Panorama Tour $30; $25 (ages 60+ and students and active military with ID); $12 (ages 4-12). Insights Tour $40; $35 (ages 60+ and students and active military with ID); $19 (ages 6-12). Details Tour (Fri.-Sun.) $45; (Mon. and Thurs.) $40. Behind the Scenes Tour $70; reservations are required. Night Lights Tour $45; reservations are required. Rates may vary and combination rates may be available; phone ahead. Tours not recommended for children ages 0-5, unless in strollers or parents' arms. Reservations are highly recommended.
Panorama Tour departs daily at 10:15 and 2:15, Sept.-May; Thurs.-Mon. at 10:15, rest of year. Insights Tour departs every 30 minutes daily 9-4, Nov.-Apr.; every hour daily 9-4 in May and Sept.-Oct.; every 30 minutes Thurs.-Mon. 9-1, rest of year. Details Tour departs Thurs.-Mon. at 11:30 a.m. Behind the Scenes Tour departs Mon., Thurs. and Sat. at 9:15. Night Lights Tour departs Fri. at 6:30, 7 and 7:15 p.m., in May and Oct.; Fri. at 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m., Feb.-Apr.; Fri. at 6:30, June-Sept. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.
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