Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West to reopen in Scottsdale mid-October

Oct 1, 2020, 4:15 AM | Updated: 7:27 am
(Facebook Photo/Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation)...
(Facebook Photo/Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation)
(Facebook Photo/Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation)

PHOENIX – A landmark home and school established in Scottsdale by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright will resume public tours this month, operators announced Wednesday.

Taliesin West will reopen Oct. 15 with coronavirus safety protocols that include mask requirements indoors and outdoors for staff and visitors, social distancing and smaller groups, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation said.

Another health-safety change features self-guided audio tours that can be accessed through personal smartphones.

The site near Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Cactus Road closed in March because of the pandemic.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome visitors safely back to Taliesin West, especially during this time when Frank Lloyd Wright’s inspiring work is needed most,” Kevin Conley, vice president of public engagement for the foundation, said in an online announcement.

“If you’ve visited before, it may feel a little different now, but our staff is ready to welcome visitors for an authentic and meaningful experience of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work and ideas at Taliesin West.”

Taliesin West was named to the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 2019.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs com...
Associated Press

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema defends bipartisanship at McConnell Center

Members of Congress face "intense pressure" to play to the extreme elements of their own party, Kyrsten Sinema argued in a speech.
16 hours ago
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)...

Ron Wolfley breaks down Cardinals’ perplexing offensive performance in loss to Rams

Radio analyst and host Ron Wolfley joined KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Mike Broomhead Show on Monday to break down the Cardinals' loss to the Rams.
16 hours ago
Thousands of protesters march around the Arizona Capitol after the Supreme Court decision to overtu...
Associated Press

Planned Parenthood seeks stay of ruling that bans most abortions in Arizona

Planned Parenthood asked an Arizona judge Monday to put on hold a ruling that allowed prosecutors to enforce a law banning abortion in nearly all cases.
16 hours ago
(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

Pedestrian asking for help in Phoenix killed when car gets knocked into her

A pedestrian was killed in Phoenix early Monday when a vehicle hit the car she’d flagged down to ask for help, authorities said.
16 hours ago
(Flickr Photo/ADOT)...

Work to begin Monday night on I-17 improvement project north of Phoenix

Work is scheduled to begin Monday night on a long-planned freeway improvement project north of Phoenix, transportation officials said.
16 hours ago
(Public Domain Image)...

2 people in helicopter survive ‘hard landing’ in desert north of Mesa

Two people aboard a small helicopter survived a "hard landing" Monday morning in a desert area of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
16 hours ago

Sponsored Articles


Key dates for Arizona sports fans to look forward to this fall

Fall brings new beginnings in different ways for Arizona’s professional sports teams like the Cardinals and Coyotes.
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Here are 4 signs the HVAC unit needs to be replaced

Pool renovations and kitchen upgrades may seem enticing, but at the forefront of these investments arguably should be what residents use the most. In a state where summertime is sweltering, access to a functioning HVAC unit can be critical.
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Ways to prevent clogged drains and what to do if you’re too late

While there are a variety of ways to prevent clogged drains, it's equally as important to know what to do when you're already too late.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West to reopen in Scottsdale mid-October