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Florida Southern College Frank Lloyd Wright Visitors Center

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Address: 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801
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+1 863 680 4597
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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Daily tours available highlighting this truly unique collection of Frank...

Daily tours available highlighting this truly unique collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture at Florida Southern College.

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Historic Architecture

FSC has had a long presence in Lakeland and many don't know the historical significance of the Frank Lloyd Wright design. Plan a trip up to campus and enjoy the historic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

FSC has had a long presence in Lakeland and many don't know the historical significance of the Frank Lloyd Wright design. Plan a trip up to campus and enjoy the historic buildings, but watch your head. FLW was a short man and didn't care much for tall people. Also look up the historical haunting son campus.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Florida Southern College was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright during the Great Depression. While the College has expanded significantly, the FLW buildings are still there. We knew that the (original) Library would not be open when we visited, so we went to one of the Lecture Series on Thursday night (Google Florida Southern College Lecture Series) since those are held... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Whether you are an architectural engineer or architectural buff I strongly recommend the docent (Jack) led tour of don't like his collection of Frank Loyd Wright buildings in one area! It is a walking tour so if you don't like his collection of Frank Loyd Wright buildings in one area! It is a walking tour so and handicapped friendly. Bring... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you have an interest in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, you must make a pilgrimage to the Florida Southern College campus. While these buildings have been here for decades, only recently have they begun to carefully preserve and restore these architectural gems. They have even built a Usonian house across the street next to the visitor center. Newly... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Architecture from another century as modern as today. The tour guide was amusing and knowledgeable and loved what he was doing. This made for a pleasant 2 hours. Will go again. When of Central Florida" hidden wonders".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited on a sunny, warm day with two friends who I was visiting in south Florida. I am a graduate of FSC and used to give tours to visitors in the 70's. This outstanding tour made mine look lame! Bill Stevens, also a grad of the Class of 72, was our guide. He personalized the tour with comments comparing... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This campus, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is a design gem! Take a tour and enjoy the detail. The cook shack in the middle of campus is not a bad stop for burgers. If you really want and uplifting experience, attend the Sunday morning worship service at 11:00 in the Annie Phiffer Chapel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can study in the library, Walk and smell the roses, ride a bike around it, meditate at the temple , see Lake Hollingsworth sparkle in the background, go to Chapel, have a bite, and see architectural history (FrankLloyd Wright, not "so long") Sent my kids there, wished it was me for the beauty but DOESN'T deliver bang for your academic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If traveling in Lakeland, FL - definitely stop at FL Southern College and visit the Frank Lloyd Wright visitors center and TOUR! After the Great Depression, with student enrollment dwindling, the College President asked then TIME Magazine "Man of the Year" - Frank Lloyd Wright - famed architect - to design a new campus. The project, of over 30 years,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide was very knowledgeable. It was a two hour tour. We walked but could sit along the way. I have been to many Frank Lloyd Wright homes but to tour a whole College designed by him was special. Our whole group enjoyed it.

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