Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West is Scottsdale’s only National Historic Landmark. It serves as a prime example of Wright’s organic architecture in that the structures are built of the rocks and sand of the Sonoran Desert and melds to the lower McDowell Mountains.

The grounds and buildings were constructed over a period of approximately twenty years by Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices. Set amid a Sonoran Desert Preserve of 491 acres, Taliesin West tours wind through provocative terraces, landscaped gardens and walkways commanding dramatic views of Camelback Mountain and the Valley of the Sun.

To view the innovative desert masonry of Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and workplace, expert guides lead tours of approximately 1/3 mile. Guests enjoy multiple rest stops where they learn about the history of Taliesin West and its famous creator.

The Panorama Tour visits the Cabaret Theater, Music Pavilion, and Wright’s Private Office while exploring Wright’s genius for creatively linking indoor and outdoor spaces. 

Our most popular 90-minute Insights Tour includes all the stops of the Panorama Tour while adding special trips into the Wrights’ Living Quarters and the gracious “Garden Room.”

Seasonally, Night Lights Tours show Taliesin West romantically lit under the Arizona stars. Junior Architect Tours, Desert “Shelter” Tours, and Extended Insights Tours grant Wright enthusiasts a wide variety of Taliesin West tour experiences.

Book your tour experience at or by calling 888.516.0811. After your tour, visit Anneliese’s Bookstore featuring an immense collection of Wright-licensed products.

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