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Planning a visit to Taliesin?

Don’t miss out on the neighboring attractions! Extend your vacation and embark on an unforgettable adventure, immersing yourself in the beauty and charm of the surrounding Driftless area. We’ve also included a handful of places to stay and eat.

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AMERICAN PLAYERS THEATRE

American Players Theatre (APT) presents outstanding theater performances in a breathtaking setting. Guests can immerse in world-class productions while surrounded by natural beauty. Enhance your theater experience with a delightful picnic, either by bringing your own or conveniently ordering from APT. The Wall Street Journal called APT, “America’s finest classical theater” – and it’s the epitome of what summer theater should be!

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HOUSE ON THE ROCK

While sometimes mistaken for Taliesin, the House on the Rock is in a league of its own. This awe-inspiring attraction originated in 1945 with Alex Jordan’s ambitious dream of constructing a man-made retreat that would rival the breathtaking beauty of its natural surroundings. Today, the House on the Rock has transformed into a captivating destination showcasing an array of exotic, unusual, and astonishing displays and collections. This place continues to mesmerize visitors with its unique charm and serves as a testament to the limitless possibilities of imagination and creativity.

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CAVE OF THE MOUNDS

Experience the wonders of the Cave of the Mounds, a geological marvel formed millions of years ago beneath the Earth’s surface. This underground cave showcases intricate formations created by dissolved crystals fused together over time. On summer days, we offer self-paced tours with multiple guide stations throughout the cave.

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SPRING VALLEY INN

After a busy day of activities, relax and spend the night at this Wright-inspired hotel. Charles Montooth, an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright and a member of the Taliesin Associated Architects, played a vital role in blending the existing structure with the new addition. Wright’s aesthetic principles inspired the fabric patterns, furniture, and lighting. The furniture was designed by former Taliesin architect James Pfefferkorn and skillfully built by local Master Craftsman Rick Kraemer.

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WISCONSIN RIVERSIDE RESORT

Wisconsin Riverside Resort, located on the beautiful Lower Wisconsin River, has been providing recreation services since 1961. It offers RV and tent camping, rustic cabins, a swimming pool & splash pad – plus canoeing, tubing, and kayaking trips along the Wisconsin River. The restaurant offers daily specials, salad bar, and drinks.

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SPRING GREEN GENERAL STORE

With over 100 years of history, the Spring Green General Store is a must-stop in Spring Green for good food, good vibes, shopping, and interacting with local residents.

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SILVER STAR BED & BREAKFAST INN

Stay at this secluded country-style log lodge inn that has been offering a home away from home to guests since 1995. Antique, vintage, and contemporary furnishings are artfully blended to create an interesting and casual environment.

 

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SPRING GREEN AREA

The Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce actively supports businesses and cultivates a welcoming atmosphere for visitors. Check out their comprehensive list of attractions, food and accommodations in the area.

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DODGEVILLE

To the south of Taliesin, visitors to Dodgeville can enjoy abundant natural resources, historic buildings, and an overall quaint Wisconsin town. It is the gateway to Governor Dodge State Park, which offers plenty of trails, steep hills, bluffs, two lakes, and a waterfall – making it a family favorite.

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MINERAL POINT

Nestled in the Driftless area, Mineral Point boasts unspoiled natural beauty, forested ridges, river valleys, limestone bluffs, and a rich history rooted in mining and cultural heritage.

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MOUNT HOREB

Take in the views at one of our local county or state parks, taste some locally produced food and drink, and learn all about the Driftless region at the Driftless Historium. Explore the area’s shops and experience their unique small-town charm with a quirky twist.

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WYOMING VALLEY SCHOOL – CULTURAL ARTS CENTER

Along the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail, and just minutes down the road from Taliesin, Wyoming Valley School is the only public elementary school designed by Wright. Today, it maintains its original purpose as an educational and gathering center while providing a range of public programming and event opportunities for children and adults.

Tours are available on the first Sunday of the month, May to September, between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, where visitors can explore the school’s remarkable features and historical significance.

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A.D. GERMAN WAREHOUSE – RICHLAND CENTER

Visit the A.D. German Warehouse in the town of Wright’s birth. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and located in nearby Richland Center, the warehouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

A.D. German Warehouse features plain brick surfaces broken by vertical slits extending from the base to the ornamental frieze along the top. As time passes, its architectural and historical significance continues to grow. It is located at the westernmost end of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail.

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THE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TRAIL

This 200-mile trail in southern Wisconsin showcases nine carefully selected sites that highlight the architectural brilliance of America’s most famous architect. Wright had a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of his home state, and this trail is designed to cater to both architectural enthusiasts and casual visitors alike. Everyone will learn something new as they explore these sites and experience firsthand the architectural genius of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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WELSH HILLS TRAIL

As you plan you getaway to Taliesin, set aside an hour to explore the one-mile public-access Welsh Hills Trail, which begins at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center and ends at Unity Chapel, the resting place of the Lloyd Jones Family.

TOWER HILL STATE PARK

Tower Hill State Park boasts a unique landscape shaped by natural erosion, distinct from the glaciated regions. Tower Hill’s topography was formed over 400 million years through wind and water erosion, with the Wisconsin River and its tributaries carving sandstone and limestone into ridges and valleys. The park’s history includes Pere Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet’s exploration in 1673 and the lead mining era in the 19th century. A notable shot tower, using the “Watts Method” to produce lead shot, operated on the site until 1860. The site became a state park in 1922.

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DRIFTLESS CONSERVANCY TRAILS

The Driftless Trail in Iowa County offers a diverse hiking experience through woodlands, prairies, farms, and streams. Ranging from a three-mile hike to a 50-mile loop, it connects Tower Hill, Governor Dodge, and Blue Mounds State Parks. The trail promotes land conservation, climate resilience, and rural economic growth. The philosophy combines ecology, environment, esthetics, exercise, education, easements, and economics. Open segments like the Weaver Road Trail and Welsh Hills Trail provide picturesque views, while the upcoming Knobs Road Trail adds oak woods, pastures, and a creek.

 

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