Taliesin West was the winter home of Frank Lloyd Wright. When his health became a challenge, he sought a warmer climate to the Wisconsin winters. He found land in the early 1900's outside of Phoenix at $12 per acre.
With his band of 20 architectural apprentices, he moved every fall to Taliesin West. The land was remote, They had to first build a road for access, lived in tents and began designing and constructing Taliesin by hand.
Teliesin West is a beautiful tribute to Wright's talent and well worth the visit.
Hole in the Rock is a city park in northwest Phoenix. Yes, it's a hike to get to the top but the hole draws you to it. Sans guardrails, grandmothers yell, "Don't go there!" But no one fell off, at least while we were there.
© William Hawkins 2023