Two popular guided tours returning in June serve as an invitation from the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust to experience the wealth of Wright-designed buildings in the Chicago area, where the legendary architect worked the first 20 years of his career and developed his signature Prairie style.
The Wright Around Chicago guided bus tour features the best of Wright in Chicago and Oak Park. The Pedal Oak Park guided bicycle tour stops at 22 Wright-designed structures in the Frank Lloyd Wright-Prairie School of Architecture Historic District in Oak Park.
From 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays from June 4 to Aug. 27, the bus tour will start in the light court of the Rookery Building, 209 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, and continue to Wright’s masterpiece, the Frederick C. Robie House, where lunch will be included.
After a drive along Lake Shore Drive, the bus will head to Oak Park for tours of the Wright Home and Studio, Unity Temple, plus a stroll past Wright-designed homes in Oak Park’s historic district.
Admission to the Wright Around Chicago guided bus tour is $125 for Wright trust members and $150 for nonmembers.
For information and tickets, visit flwright.org or call 312-994-4000, Ext.9.
The Pedal Oak Park guided bicycle tour will start at 9:30 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through Sept. 28 in Oak Park.
The two-hour tour begins and ends at Greenline Wheels, 105 S. Marion St. Guests can bring their own bikes, or Greenline Wheels will provide one at no extra cost.
Admission is $30 for Wright trust members and $35 for nonmembers. Tickets are available at flwright.org; the Wright Home and Studio museum shop, 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park; Greenline Wheels; or by calling 312-994-4000, Ext. 9.
This post was originally published at ChicagoTribune.com on May 3, 2014.