Taliesin West is Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert laboratory in Arizona
“Taliesin West is a look over the rim of the world.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright, 1943
Taliesin West is a UNESCO World Heritage site and National Historic Landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Wright’s beloved winter home and desert laboratory was established in 1937 and diligently handcrafted over many years into a world unto itself. Deeply connected to the desert from which it was forged, Taliesin West possesses an almost prehistoric grandeur. It was built and maintained almost entirely by Wright and his apprentices, making it among the most personal of the architect’s creations.
“Guided by Wright” Tour
Experience Taliesin West in a whole new way and at your own pace. The “Guided by Wright” tour is an opportunity to gain an understanding of Taliesin West, and of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ideas about how we should design and live, through a unique, multi-sensory experience. The program uses recordings of Wright’s own voice and words, along with narration from our professional tour guides, to allow visitors an opportunity to explore his connection to nature, poetry and art, and other ideas that inspired his work.
Tours & Tickets
A lively community, Taliesin West is open to the public and offers a broad range of tours. Reservations strongly recommended. Insight Tours are free for members. See the tours page for more information.
Host your event amidst the natural beauty of the desert and magnificence of Frank Lloyd Wright’s beloved home and winter retreat. A national treasure and historic landmark, Taliesin West is a stunning venue for memorable corporate events. We promise that your event at Taliesin West will be entirely unique and remembered for years to come.
Taliesin West may not be used for events that are political, activist, or religious in nature.
Frank Lloyd Wright Store
Just off the main entrance of Taliesin West, the Frank Lloyd Wright Store showcases great design. The Store features books, home decor, apparel, and art that not only celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright, but also the work he has inspired.