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Illinois/Wisconsin

Architectural Masterworks of Frank Lloyd Wright

Program No. 22976RJ
Celebrate legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright as you visit his greatest works in Wisconsin and Illinois, from his home and studio to the S.C. Johnson building.

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At a Glance

Frank Lloyd Wright revolutionized architecture, opening up new realms for designers and creating new challenges for builders and engineers. Of the 532 Frank Lloyd Wright structures in the U.S., over 150 of them were built in Illinois and Wisconsin. Celebrate the work of this legendary architect as you visit some of his greatest works in the Midwest. Through discussions and field trips with Wright experts, learn how his work continues to impact modern architecture, and discover some of that modern architecture on city explorations of Madison, Racine, Milwaukee, Oak Park and Chicago with local experts.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to three miles and standing for up to three hours.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • In historic Oak Park, Illinois, discover Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio, designed by Wright and considered by many scholars to be the world’s first example of true modern architecture.
  • Experience the work of Frank Lloyd Wright in Racine through an exploration of the S.C. Johnson Wax Administration Building and Research Tower, considered one of the 25 most important buildings of the 20th Century.
  • Learn about the rich history and culture of architecture in Chicago on an architectural study of the city from the Chicago River.

General Notes

For the convenience of participants who wish to fly in and out of Chicago, or drive and park their cars for the entirety of the program, the motor coach will depart the hotel in Wisconsin at 9:00 am and return to the Club Quarters in Chicago in the early afternoon.
Featured Expert
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Mark Hertzberg
Mark Hertzberg is the author and photographer of four books about Frank Lloyd Wright’s work in southeastern Wisconsin: “Wright in Racine” (2004). “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hardy House” (2006), “Frank Lloyd Wright’s SC Johnson Research Tower” (2010), and “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Penwern: A Summer Estate” (2019). He is the newsletter editor and secretary of “Wright in Wisconsin,” the only statewide group devoted to the architect’s work. A native of New York City, Mark received a BA in international relations from Lake Forest College in 1972.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Mark Hertzberg is the author and photographer of four books about Frank Lloyd Wright’s work in southeastern Wisconsin: “Wright in Racine” (2004). “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hardy House” (2006), “Frank Lloyd Wright’s SC Johnson Research Tower” (2010), and “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Penwern: A Summer Estate” (2019). He is the newsletter editor and secretary of “Wright in Wisconsin,” the only statewide group devoted to the architect’s work. A native of New York City, Mark received a BA in international relations from Lake Forest College in 1972.
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Mark Hertzberg is the author and photographer of four books about Frank Lloyd Wright’s work in southeastern Wisconsin: “Wright in Racine” (2004), “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hardy House” (2006), “Frank Lloyd Wright’s SC Johnson Research Tower” (2010), and “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Penwern: A Summer Estate” (2019). A native of New York City, Mark received a B.A. in international relations from Lake Forest College in 1972. Mark has been inducted into the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Newspaper Hall of Fame.
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Gayle Felix has been a Road Scholar group leader since 2015. She grew up and raised her family outside of Boston and now resides in Hingham, Massachusetts. With a history/American studies degree from Boston University, she enjoys sharing the history of Boston and surrounding areas. Gayle has led programs in New England focusing on Cape Cod, Coastal Maine, and The Berkshires. In addition, she has led programs in Washington, D.C.; Chicago; and elsewhere in the United States. Gayle enjoys biking, golfing, hiking, and kayaking.
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Dr. Phyllis Kozlowski is a native Chicagoan who has an extensive background in the history and architecture of the city. She has worked as a travel expert for several organizations giving tours locally and internationally. As a former college professor and author, she also has a background in art history. She has often been invited to give lectures on the city and its cultural scene. Recognized as an outstanding educator, her enthusiasm for sharing information about her city is evident in all her presentations.
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Linda Chesnut is from Chicago, Illinois. With over 15 years of experience, she has been leading groups through different areas of the world including Thailand, Costa Rica, Mexico, Greece, and more. She is a proud member of the Chicago Tour Professional Association, Chicago Architecture Foundation, and the World Federation of Tourist Guide Association.
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Meals
15 Meals
6 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
5 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Jun 23, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024
  • Jun 23, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024
  • Sep 01, 2024 - Sep 07, 2024 (Chicago, IL to Middleton, WI)
  • Oct 13, 2024 - Oct 19, 2024 (Chicago, IL to Middleton, WI)
  • May 11, 2025 - May 17, 2025 (Chicago, IL to Middleton, WI)
  • Jun 15, 2025 - Jun 21, 2025 (Chicago, IL to Middleton, WI)
  • Jun 22, 2025 - Jun 28, 2025 (Chicago, IL to Middleton, WI)
  • Sep 21, 2025 - Sep 27, 2025 (Chicago, IL to Middleton, WI)
  • Oct 12, 2025 - Oct 18, 2025 (Chicago, IL to Middleton, WI)
3 nights
Chicago
The attentive amenities at Hyatt Place make us one of the best Chicago River North hotels. During your stay, a Host will happily assist you with orders from our new Gallery Menu, Fresh 24/7, featuring our signature flatbreads, a Make It 2 option, and delicious new sandwiches, greens, apps & more. Or you can enjoy specialty Starbucks® coffee, premium beer, wine & cocktails over friendly conversation at the intimate Bakery Café. In addition to on-site dining options, our LEED-Certified hotel in Downtown Chicago offers perks such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour Stay Fit Hyatt fitness center, laundry and dry cleaning service, amazing views of the city, and much more. Whether traveling for business, pleasure, or a bit of both, look no further than our River North area hotel.
3 nights
Chicago
The attentive amenities at Hyatt Place make us one of the best Chicago River North hotels. During your stay, a Host will happily assist you with orders from our new Gallery Menu, Fresh 24/7, featuring our signature flatbreads, a Make It 2 option, and delicious new sandwiches, greens, apps & more. Or you can enjoy specialty Starbucks® coffee, premium beer, wine & cocktails over friendly conversation at the intimate Bakery Café. In addition to on-site dining options, our LEED-Certified hotel in Downtown Chicago offers perks such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour Stay Fit Hyatt fitness center, laundry and dry cleaning service, amazing views of the city, and much more. Whether traveling for business, pleasure, or a bit of both, look no further than our River North area hotel.
3 nights
Chicago
The attentive amenities at Hyatt Place make us one of the best Chicago River North hotels. During your stay, a Host will happily assist you with orders from our new Gallery Menu, Fresh 24/7, featuring our signature flatbreads, a Make It 2 option, and delicious new sandwiches, greens, apps & more. Or you can enjoy specialty Starbucks® coffee, premium beer, wine & cocktails over friendly conversation at the intimate Bakery Café. In addition to on-site dining options, our LEED-Certified hotel in Downtown Chicago offers perks such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour Stay Fit Hyatt fitness center, laundry and dry cleaning service, amazing views of the city, and much more. Whether traveling for business, pleasure, or a bit of both, look no further than our River North area hotel.
3 nights
Chicago
The attentive amenities at Hyatt Place make us one of the best Chicago River North hotels. During your stay, a Host will happily assist you with orders from our new Gallery Menu, Fresh 24/7, featuring our signature flatbreads, a Make It 2 option, and delicious new sandwiches, greens, apps & more. Or you can enjoy specialty Starbucks® coffee, premium beer, wine & cocktails over friendly conversation at the intimate Bakery Café. In addition to on-site dining options, our LEED-Certified hotel in Downtown Chicago offers perks such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour Stay Fit Hyatt fitness center, laundry and dry cleaning service, amazing views of the city, and much more. Whether traveling for business, pleasure, or a bit of both, look no further than our River North area hotel.
3 nights
Chicago
The attentive amenities at Hyatt Place make us one of the best Chicago River North hotels. During your stay, a Host will happily assist you with orders from our new Gallery Menu, Fresh 24/7, featuring our signature flatbreads, a Make It 2 option, and delicious new sandwiches, greens, apps & more. Or you can enjoy specialty Starbucks® coffee, premium beer, wine & cocktails over friendly conversation at the intimate Bakery Café. In addition to on-site dining options, our LEED-Certified hotel in Downtown Chicago offers perks such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour Stay Fit Hyatt fitness center, laundry and dry cleaning service, amazing views of the city, and much more. Whether traveling for business, pleasure, or a bit of both, look no further than our River North area hotel.
3 nights
Chicago
The attentive amenities at Hyatt Place make us one of the best Chicago River North hotels. During your stay, a Host will happily assist you with orders from our new Gallery Menu, Fresh 24/7, featuring our signature flatbreads, a Make It 2 option, and delicious new sandwiches, greens, apps & more. Or you can enjoy specialty Starbucks® coffee, premium beer, wine & cocktails over friendly conversation at the intimate Bakery Café. In addition to on-site dining options, our LEED-Certified hotel in Downtown Chicago offers perks such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour Stay Fit Hyatt fitness center, laundry and dry cleaning service, amazing views of the city, and much more. Whether traveling for business, pleasure, or a bit of both, look no further than our River North area hotel.
3 nights
Chicago
The attentive amenities at Hyatt Place make us one of the best Chicago River North hotels. During your stay, a Host will happily assist you with orders from our new Gallery Menu, Fresh 24/7, featuring our signature flatbreads, a Make It 2 option, and delicious new sandwiches, greens, apps & more. Or you can enjoy specialty Starbucks® coffee, premium beer, wine & cocktails over friendly conversation at the intimate Bakery Café. In addition to on-site dining options, our LEED-Certified hotel in Downtown Chicago offers perks such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour Stay Fit Hyatt fitness center, laundry and dry cleaning service, amazing views of the city, and much more. Whether traveling for business, pleasure, or a bit of both, look no further than our River North area hotel.
3 nights
Chicago
The attentive amenities at Hyatt Place make us one of the best Chicago River North hotels. During your stay, a Host will happily assist you with orders from our new Gallery Menu, Fresh 24/7, featuring our signature flatbreads, a Make It 2 option, and delicious new sandwiches, greens, apps & more. Or you can enjoy specialty Starbucks® coffee, premium beer, wine & cocktails over friendly conversation at the intimate Bakery Café. In addition to on-site dining options, our LEED-Certified hotel in Downtown Chicago offers perks such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour Stay Fit Hyatt fitness center, laundry and dry cleaning service, amazing views of the city, and much more. Whether traveling for business, pleasure, or a bit of both, look no further than our River North area hotel.





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