Enjoy Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West on New Self-Guided Tour

Taliesin West, Scottsdale | Flickr user Teemu008

The former Arizona headquarters of one of America's greatest architects is introducing a tour that visitors can complete at their own pace.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West in Scottsdale launched the At Your Leisure Tour this month; it runs through August 27. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, visitors can explore the iconic architecture laboratory's public spaces without a guide or group — though docents will be present in each space to answer questions.

The At Your Leisure Tour costs $26 for adults, $22 for students and $12 for children. And this summer (through August 31), Arizona residents receive 50 percent off this or any other Taliesin West tour.

The new tour comes as part of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's celebration of the 150th anniversary of Wright's birth. Wright, who died in 1959 at age 91, created countless designs in his lifetime; more than 500 of them were built, and those include several structures in the Valley of the Sun, including Phoenix's David and Gladys Wright House — recently donated to the foundation's architecture school — and Arizona State University's Gammage Auditorium in Tempe.

Taliesin West is located at 12345 N. Taliesin Drive in Scottsdale. For more information, visit www.franklloydwright.org.

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