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Manitoga–The Russel Wright Design Center

Manitoga–The Russel Wright Design Center Review

Nature and art blend seamlessly throughout the home, studio, and 75-acre grounds of mid-20th-century industrial designer Russel Wright. Boulders protrude through the ground floor of Dragon Rock, Wright's experimental home and a National Historic Landmark. It is built on a rock ledge and spans 11 levels; fist-size stones serve as door handles. Four miles of paths weave through a landscape that appears natural but is actually a studied design of native trees, rocks, mosses, and wildflowers. The 90-minute tours take in the buildings and woodlands; wear comfortable walking shoes.

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  • Address: 584 Rte. 9D, 2½ miles north of Bear Mountain Bridge, Garrison, NY, 10524 | Map It
  • Phone: 845/424–3812
  • Cost: $20
  • Hours: Tours May–Oct., grounds daily dawn–dusk.
  • Website:
  • Location: Garrison
Updated: 05-15-2014

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