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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 2 weeks ago

The Robie House is a must see if you like Frank Lloyd Wright’s work. It is under remodeling but still worth visiting. More interesting buildings to see in the area since its in the campus of the University of Chicago

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Robie house is incredible. For FLW lovers and architecture buffs, it's a must. It's one of Wright's more well-kept works, which makes touring it even more enjoyable.

1  Thank jaearp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frank Lloyd Wright was a great architect who on this occasion showed that he was more concerned about his own architectural principles than the comfort of his clients. An excellent guided tour by a man who introduced himself as Peter provided the information that the...More

1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the masterpiece of Frank Lloyd Wright and one of the many highlights of my visit to Chicago. A bit hard to find and a bit of a walk from the station but (for me) was totally worth it. To learn about the building,...More

1  Thank Eszter T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had the good fortune to have seen many Wright buildings and know quite a bit about the man even though architecture is not my field. Robie House is one of many good examples of Wright's prairie style and is one of the most...More

1  Thank sleepster
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

A short $4 train tide from the Loop, then a dew minute walk, brings you to the 90% restored uber "plains style" Fran Lloyd Wright Robie House. The tour takes about an hour. It's beautiful, interesting, and a must. Across the street is the U...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Definitely worth the trip out to Robie House. A great example of Frank Lloyd Wright's early work. Very knowledgeable tour guide. Definitely take a walk around University of Chicago when you are there.

1  Thank m0m6
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I visited Robie House and did the walking tour of the nearby neighborhood with friends who weren't really into architecture. I loved every moment but they got bored. Robie House is fabulous just to see and experience a FLW home in person. My friends thought...More

1  Thank kilhill
Reviewed 4 November 2017

this is the last Prairie House created by Wright, and it has many features that are the culmination of his vision. A nice tour of around an hour put the house and its restoration in perspective. absolutely worthwhile if you are spending time around the...More

1  Thank jeffrey k
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This was a little disappointing for Frank Lloyd Wright tour after seeing 12 other of his homes. The tour guide was very informative but the house lacks Wright accessories that help make the house. This is a work in process; and is getting there. It...More

Thank Ron R
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If you want to get a feel for quintessential South
Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park,
one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This
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
converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful
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19 July 2016|
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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