Best for older kids, a tour of the soothingly elegant Meyer May House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright at the peak of his Prairie period, provides a fascinating and educational indoor excursion. Don’t miss this off-the-path nugget because you think your kids will balk. They may just surprise you and get into the spirit and splendor of the 105-year-old house. The free tour takes about an hour and includes a video that documents the painstaking work of restoring Wright’s original design down to specially woven custom carpets based on his blueprint. Revamped by local furniture magnate Steelcase, the Meyer May House wins raves as the most completely restored of Wright’s homes. If your family members love to tour cool old houses, don’t miss the coolest of them all and the rare opportunity to experience a Prairie house exactly as Frank Lloyd Wright intended.
Minutes from downtown, the Meyer May House is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.