Wright in the Region day trips give you exclusive access to Frank Lloyd Wright’s most celebrated landmarks in Illinois and Wisconsin. Our expert guides provide custom content and in-depth analysis—plus, we do all the driving.

ROCKFORD
Wright’s Accessible Usonian—The Laurent House in Rockford

Tuesday, July 12

Calling it “my little gem,” Frank Lloyd Wright encouraged clients to visit the house he built in 1952 for Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent in Rockford, Illinois. See the fully restored Laurent House, the only home Wright designed to be handicapped accessible.

After lunch, the excursion will stop at the William Pettit Chapel in nearby Belvidere, Illinois. This 1906 building has all the elements of Wright’s classic Prairie style, including a central fireplace and continuous bands of windows.

Includes transportation, snacks, lunch, admission and tours.

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KANKAKEE
Wright on the River—The B. Harley Bradley House in Kankakee

Tuesday, August 16

The B. Harley Bradley house of Kankakee, Illinois is considered Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Prairie-style house. Wright on the River takes you on an in-depth tour of this spacious home, which has been beautifully restored.

Guests will enjoy a neighborhood tour discussing the town’s rich history and a boat ride on the Kankakee River

Includes transportation, snacks, lunch, admission and tours.

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FOX RIVER VALLEY  new
Frank on the Farm—Wright’s Muirhead Farmhouse and Fabyan Villa

Tuesday, September 20

Travel with us to the Fox River Valley to consider Wright’s contributions in Kane County, IL. Tour Wright’s faithfully restored Muirhead Farmhouse, Kane county’s latest addition to the National Register of Historic Places and the Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden, home to the Fabyan family’s eclectic private collection.

Includes transportation, snacks, lunch, admission and tours.

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DECATUR AND SPRINGFIELD
Wright’s Pride of the Prairie—Dana House and Millikin Place

Thursday, June 16 - SOLD OUT
Thursday, October 20

Our day trip to Springfield, Illinois, to view the magnificent Susan Lawrence Dana House, also visits the Prairie style community of Millikin Place, with works by Marion Mahony, and includes a tour of Wright’s splendid privately owned Edward P. Irving House in Decatur. The spectacular Dana House features some of Wright’s most famous art-glass designs and one of the largest collections of original Wright-designed furniture.

Includes transportation, snacks, lunch, admission and tours.

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RACINE
Wright in the Modern Workplace—SC Johnson Administration Building and Research Tower

Tuesday, November 15

Tour the landmark SC Johnson Administration Building and see the innovative Frank Lloyd Wright-designed workspaces that transformed the company. Glimpse more of Wright in the Modern Workplace as you visit the neighboring Research Tower, recently opened to the public in May 2014.

Includes transportation, snacks, lunch, admission and tours.

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Some of the properties visited on these tours require traversing stairs and uneven outdoor surfaces. For questions about site accessibility and how we can accommodate your specific needs, call 312.994.4057 or email jarnold@flwright.org.

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