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"Oh, we have to build here, this is pure abstraction wherever you look."
— Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright began building this desert masterpiece in 1937 as his personal winter home, studio, and architectural campus. Located on the beautiful Sonoran desert in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in northeast Scottsdale, the site offers a broad range of guided public tours. Visitors experience Wright’s brilliant ability to integrate indoor and outdoor spaces.
***Please note that Taliesin West is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from June 1-August 31. Guests are welcome to bring hats or umbrellas and carry water on their tour.***
The site offers a broad range of public tours everyday, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, from 9 am to 4pm.
Tours range from one to three hours long. 
We're excited to announce that you now have the ability to book tours in advance of your visit for all tours through our ticketing company, Zerve. Booking in advance is highly recommended as tours can sell out.
Check availability and buy tickets for a public tour of Taliesin West:

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Or to purchase by phone, call Zerve at (888) 516-0811.  Check our updated tour calendar for tour schedule and availability. 
Taliesin West is a National Historic Landmark built between 1937 and 1959.  As such, it was not designed or built to contemporary accessibility standards.  Please see Information for Guests Needing Special Assistance at Taliesin West on this page for more details on accessibility at Taliesin West.
Tours will be custom-designed for prearranged groups of 15 or more. Group rates are available. Please contact tour manager for details, (480) 627-5340 or toll-free (855) 860-2700.
With advance booking, individuals and very small groups may schedule a tour by an architect, or personal guide. Call (480) 627-5340 for pricing and to book your personal tour.
Taliesin west tour options June-August 2014
90-Minute INSIGHTS tour (Our signature tour)
Offered Thursday-Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday through August 31st) | Leaves Hourly 9am-3pm
Cost: $32 adults, $36 when purchased on site, $17 youth, 4-12.
You’ll be drawn closer into Frank Lloyd Wright’s world with special trips into the Wrights’ living quarters and the gracious Taliesin West “Garden Room” on our most popular tour.  Our signature tour includes all the locations on our 1-hour Panorama Tour plus a more in-depth experience of the entire site.

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Offered Thursday-Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday through August 31st) | Leaves 10:15am & 2:15pm.
Cost: $24 adults, $28 when purchased on site, $10 youth, 4-12.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s talent for creatively linking indoor and outdoor spaces is on display in this engaging one-hour tour. Visits to the Cabaret Theater, Music Pavilion, and Wright’s private office highlight the dramatic beauty of Taliesin West’s terraces, gardens, and walkways.

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Offered Friday Evenings
Leaves 6:30 and 7:00pm.
Cost: $35 adults, $40 when purchased on site.
The romance of Taliesin West comes to life during this special evening tour. Taliesin West’s fire-breathing dragon makes a guest appearance while Wright’s desert masterpiece glows warmly like a jewel spotlighted by the bright Arizona moon. (This tour is not intended for children under the age of 13.) Reservations required.

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Offered Mondays and Thursdays | Leaves 9:15 am.
Reservations required.
Cost: $70 adults, $75 when purchased on site.
This is “the tour” for serious architectural enthusiasts. A highlight of this tour is a stop in the colorful Taliesin Fellowship Dining Room where you’ll be treated to mid-morning tea. Visit all the spots on the Insights Tour plus another unique desert site. (This tour is not intended for children under the age of 13.) Reservations required.

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junior architect
Offered Thursday-Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday through August 31st) | Leaves 10:30am
$24 Adults, $20 Students (13 and up), $7 Youth (4-12) advance purchase*;  $28 Adults, $24 Students, $7 Youth at Taliesin West.
A guided tour of the beautiful desert trails around Taliesin West offers stunning views of the surrounding vistas. Tour guests will gain a first hand understanding of how Wright and his apprentices used the natural materials found in the desert to build Taliesin West.

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FALL 2014 tours
Please check out our tour calendar for the upcoming summer schedule.
Member Discounts
Members of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation receive complimentary Panorama Tours, discounts on all other tours, a 10% discount in Anneliese's Bookstore and, and a one year subscription to hte acclaimed Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly magazine that provides in depth stories about Wright's body of work, stories about the meaningful work of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, a national calendar of Wright-related events, a comprehensive listing of public Wright Sites around the world, and much more. Click here for more information on how to become a member.
How to Find Taliesin West
Taliesin West is located at the intersection of Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. and Cactus Road, in Northeast Scottsdale, Arizona. For GPS directions use 12345 N. Taliesin Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258.

Parking is free. We highly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance as tours do sell out. Tickets for public tours of Taliesin West can be purchased in advance here. Tickets can also be purchased in the bookstore on the day of the tour if there is still space available.
Information for Guests needing Special Assistance at Taliesin West
Taliesin West is a National Historic Landmark built between 1937 and 1959. As such it was neither designed nor built to contemporary accessibility standards. The pathway for our tours includes gravel walkways, uneven steps, and stairs. Narrow, steep-sloped ramps over steps are available for guests to use at their own discretion throughout the tour.
All Taliesin West tours are walking tours and guests with special requests and needs should contact the tour department at 480-627-5375 or prior to their visit.
Wheelchair Access
Buildings at Taliesin West are terraced into the landscape, resulting in gravel walkways, steps and uneven surfaces. Ramps are available on the property and visitors are welcome to use them at their own discretion. Ramps are 28in. in width with slopes ranging from 21 to 27 degrees.
Walkers are permitted in all venues. Guests who wish to use walkers are advised that Taliesin West has steps, gravel walkways, and uneven surfaces.
Hearing Impaired
Hearing impaired guests may request an interpretive guide that highlights all the aspects of the tours offered at Taliesin West. Hearing impaired guests who wish to bring a sign language interpreter on the tour may do so, and that interpreter will not be charged admission.
Visually Impaired
Certified service dogs and white canes are permitted on all tours. If a visually impaired guest wishes to bring someone to assist them on the tour the person providing assistance is not charged admission.
Guests with special needs who are interested in visiting us but choose not to take the walking tour may request an interpretive guide of Taliesin West while on site.


Taliesin West 
Scottsdale, Arizona, 1937

Frank Lloyd Wright called this the “Garden Room.” It opens to a garden on the east and to the horizon on the south. On one side, the walls are desert masonry. On the garden side they are a combination of masonry piers, wood, and glass. The Garden Room is a highlight of our Insights, Behind the Scenes, and Night Lights Tours.