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Robie House

5757 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-1698
+1 312-994-4000
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The Robie House on the University of Chicago campus is considered one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture. It was created by Frank Lloyd Wright for his client Frederick C. Robie, a forward-thinking businessman. Designed in Wright's Oak Park studio in 1908 and completed in 1910, the building is both a masterpiece of the Prairie style and renowned as a forerunner of modernism in architecture. Tours of the site offer both a first-hand experience of its amazingly contemporary spaces and the current restoration work that is returning the house to its original appearance. Public tours are available Thursday - Monday. The museum is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Social events and family programs are hosted on weekends throughout the year. Robie House is also available for facility rentals and special events. Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust website to learn more.
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5757 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-1698
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+1 312-994-4000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you think seeing Robie House will be a fully refinished and beautiful FLW house, ummm no. It's more rudimentary than that but an excellent example of FLW at work. My family and I like his style and have been to lot of the houses....More

Thank Emily L
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Robie house allows you to view and tour one of Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic designs. The docents are knowledgable and friendly, and the views of the house and grounds are excellent. Guided tours run throughout the day, and you can take in the beauty...More

Thank scrateef
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you love architecture and in particular Prairie Style architecture you'll definitely want to visit Robie House. I'd suggest taking it in with a CAF tour (Chicago Architecture Foundation) to get the most out of the fascinating details and stained glass inside the house. The...More

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House is both a masterpiece of the Prairie style and an icon of modern architecture. With is minimalistic furnishings and appointments & open concept, its a real gem. Its amazing that these architectural wonders are yet contemporary.

Thank Curt H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Read the title. Says enough. You don't visit a place that has a F.L.W. house you can actually visit, and NOT take time to do so. ENOUGH SAID!

Thank Cee C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Robie House is beautiful. FLW continues to amaze me with his designs. We took a lyft from our hotel to get there since we were not familiar with the public transportation. Great experience!

Thank Peerow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had seen other FLW properties but not this one. Definitely worth the visit. Very interesting to see a property that is still in the process of being restored. We got there early for our tour and they offered us the option to go right away...More

Thank WITravelBug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to 6 FLW's, this one was worth visiting. An informative, if full-of-himself guide hit all the high points. The property is not as pretty, well-restored as most, but it shone in its own way. The 3-car garage was interesting, the urban setting (it...More

Thank HandsomeHoward
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the last of FLW's prairie houses and the only one he, personally, campaigned to save from demolition. The tour lasts a full hour and offers many insights, although we would have been happy to move things a bit more quickly. For us, 45...More

3  Thank tcut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Robie House at the University of Chicago is another home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The home which has many of the features of the Wright style of architecture is being lovingly restored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. When booking the tour for...More

Thank Dan D
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historic area is home to two of the city’s most
prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science
and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels
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Response from warch1 | Reviewed this property |
Elevator is at the 57th St station which should make life a bit easier with a stroller. ENJOY!!
16 July 2016|
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Response from Mel W | Reviewed this property |
That's right... $18.50 for a guided hour tour. They drop you right off at the gift store after the tour.
4 July 2016|
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Response from ChicagoWG1 | Reviewed this property |
I definitely would not take the green line because it will leave you off in a high crime area west of the campus. Take the Metra Electric train which is safe and runs along the lake front then walk. Once you catch this... More