12621 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, map | Tickets: $39-49
Taliesin West was Frank Lloyd Wright’s Desert Laboratory, where he and his apprentices spent their time. It’s the second Frank Lloyd Wright property we’ve visited since the Guggenheim in NYC.
You can go on a self-guided audio tour (60 mins), which is what we did, or a guided tour (90 mins). We liked going at our own pace with the audio tour but later realized a few areas were available only on the guided tour. If you have the time or are a huge Frank Lloyd Wright fan, you should do the guided tour.
We loved that he doesn’t just design buildings but designs spaces connected to their environments.
Local Tip: They run special events on their property, like a book club, a happy hour, and more. Check their site for the most updated info.
Pro Tip: The tour goes in one direction, so spend as much time in each space before moving forward. If you want to learn more before your visit, pre-download the Smartify app (for google play) and listen to the “Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Highlights Audio Tour – Sacred Spaces.” You don’t need to sign up or add any personal info. Just continue as a guest.