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Alden Dow Home and Studio

315 Post St, Midland, MI 48640-6615
+1 866-315-7678
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Alden’s Most Unique Building

I greatly enjoy modern architecture. I find his home to be his most unique design as I feel he took... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Dave A
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Eclectic mix of creativity

I was able to get a detailed and behind the scenes view of this house, experiment and working... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
richard e
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315 Post St, Midland, MI 48640-6615
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+1 866-315-7678
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

I greatly enjoy modern architecture. I find his home to be his most unique design as I feel he took the most risks with it. being able to enjoy a long walk thru it is definitely something everyone should do. You won’t believe how big...More

Thank Dave A
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

I was able to get a detailed and behind the scenes view of this house, experiment and working architectural studio. First and most important- the staff is amazing. Even if the place was not interesting, their knowledge and insight would make it wonderful. While I...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

I went with my husband and a friend for the Christmas holiday tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and welcomed questions. The tour group was small (seven of us), so it was easy to ask questions and enjoy the space. I went because I love...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

I took an out of town business associate on this tour one fall afternoon when it was too rainy to get outside for a hike. Being from San Francisco, she had low expectations yet was very interested in what we learned on the tour and...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

When we toured the Alden B. Dow home and studios the family's living room was decorated with vintage Christmas decorations and there was snow on the ground. Beautiful. It was a fascinating and very interesting tour. What a great home and extensive collection of the...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

This was a very informative tour. Would recommend to anybody that want to get caught up on local culture. Should be a must to anybody studying architecture. Is still had to believe this was designed 80 years ago. Still amazed at what I saw.

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

A friend told me that this house was worth touring but I didn't feel he was overly enthusiastic. But when I saw there was a Christmas tour I contacted friends and we drove up there. All four of us really enjoyed the tour, we learned...More

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Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

Loved the tour. The home is wonderful and a must see. My disappointment was this was advertised as a Christmas tour. One Christmas tree, two trains and a centerpiece were the only holiday decorations. I was very disappointed at that.

Thank Vicki H
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

I have been on 3 tours of the Alden B Dow house and saw / heard about different fascinating details each time. A great tour for those interested in architecture and fans of Frank Lloyd Wright. Not for young children or toddlers. You're not allowed...More

Thank Karen M
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Ahead of his time and a genius on many levels, this architectural masterpiece of Alden Dow is a must see. He found his success Midland and the trust graciously sponsors many attractions in town. This tour is one of a kind, enjoy!

Thank Jennie P
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Judith W
September 21, 2017|
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Response from dsperlberg | Reviewed this property |
$12.00
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Emily S
June 30, 2017|
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Response from trekkian2002 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, at the conclusion of the tour.
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kittu1949
June 13, 2016|
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Response from Beth S | Reviewed this property |
The back of the home can be seen from inside Dow gardens, but the entrance is on Post Street. Public tours are given M-Sat. at 2 p.m. and Fri. - Sat. at 10 a.m. Reservations are required. I wasn't able to find the cost on... More
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