OUR ONLINE GIFT SHOP IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING MAINTENANCE. PLEASE CALL US WITH ORDERS AT #608-588-7900 EXT. 239. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
However, we invite you to enjoy our fresh selection of baked goods, snacks, coffee, and soft drinks.
Due to health and safety codes and regulations, bringing outside food into the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center building is not permissible. We appreciate your understanding and compliance.
In 1953, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed a building adjacent to the Taliesin estate, which he called the “gateway” to Taliesin. Wright designed the building to overlook the Wisconsin River and intended it to serve as a restaurant with a meeting room for his potential clients. While the architect began construction on the building in 1953, he was unable to complete it before his death in 1959. His former apprentices completed the building in 1967 and it operated as an independent restaurant, The Spring Green, for 25 years.
In 1993, Taliesin Preservation purchased The Spring Green in order to convert it into a visitor center, with a gift shop and tour program. The building was renovated in 1993 and the next year saw the first full season of tours from the building. Thus, the building finally became the gateway that Wright had envisioned.