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Join us for a conversation about the interconnectedness of land and culture while enjoying an approximately 1-mile walk across the Taliesin estate. This completely outdoor tour will speak to the natural history of the estate, using Frank Lloyd Wright as the connecting theme between topics. Guests on this tour will explore the landscape that Wright felt drawn to and learn about the geology, ecology, and agri(cultural) history of southwest Wisconsin that attracts so many people to the Driftless Area.
Adult – $25
Student, Senior & Military – $20
Children 6 years old and under – Free
Meeting Location is the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center (Spring Green, WI).
Funding for this program is provided by Prairie Springs: Paul Fleckenstein Charitable Trust.
The Landscape Tour is a way to experience the natural terrain of the Taliesin estate. Created for the Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiast and the casual visitor, the Landscape Tour is an excellent addition to the other tour offerings or a great stand-alone experience. In addition to viewing the gorgeous surrounding landscape of rolling hills, this tour dives into the legacy of nature, farming, and cultural history that shapes Taliesin today.
This tour is a rich overview of the Taliesin property’s landscape history and how it relates to today’s world. You will see the:
• Kitchen Garden
• Midway Barn
• Water Gardens
• Taliesin Dam
You will not see the:
• Interior Spaces of the Architecture
This tour will cover Frank Lloyd Wright’s ties to the native landscape starting with the geology of the Driftless Area, and also will touch on the first European settlers of the area, Wright’s family’s farming practices, and how this history has dictated our current preservation and educational programming efforts, as well as how it ties into the greater world.
The tours begin on the picturesque rural estate that has some unique characteristics. All tours require a significant amount of standing, stair climbing, and walking on uneven terrain. There are several series of steps and some with no handrails. Some exterior walkways consist of loose gravel or grassy pathways. There is no opportunity to leave the group should you wish to stay behind. Our public tours are not wheelchair accessible. We can arrange private accessible tours with three weeks’ notice. Please call directly for details. 877-588-7900 Ext 229. We share this information so that all guests may be fully prepared for what to expect.
Tour tickets are non-refundable, even if plans change due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are always able to reschedule a tour or provide a credit for a future tour. In the unfortunate event Taliesin Preservation cancels a tour or event, guests will be notified in advance and offered a full refund back to the original method of payment or a credit valid through the following tour season.