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The Interspeech 2006 organizers are proud to offer a one day adventure to one of Western Pennsylvania's most famous landmarks, Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece: Fallingwater.

"Fallingwater is the only great Wright house open to the public with its setting, original furnishings, and art work intact. Almost all of the original Wright-designed furnishings are still in place. Fine art, textiles, objets d'art, books, and furnishings collected by the Kaufmann family from the 1930's through the 1960's are on view, and represent the eclectic tastes of a sophisticated, world-traveled family. Included in the collections are works by Audubon, Tiffany, Diego Rivera, Picasso, Jacques Lipchitz, Richmond Barthe, and woodblock prints by Japanese artists Hiroshige and Hokusai - gifts from Frank Lloyd Wright to the Kaufmanns." (

After visiting Fallingwater, the adventure continues to Western Pennsylvania most beautiful state parks, Ohiopyle. The park has thousands of acres of beautiful scenery: mountains, forests and waterfalls.

The tour includes transportation from the hotel to Fallingwater, admission Fallingwater, transportation to Ohiopyle State Park, and transportation back to the hotel. Departure time is 8:00 AM from the hotel returning at around 5:00 PM. The date for this adventure is Tuesday, September 19. Please note that lunch is not provided as part of the package but may be purchased at Ohiopyle.

Cost for the tour is $50 per person to be paid in person at the registration desk by Monday September 18th. Since space is limited, requests will be accommodated in the order in which they are received. To reserve a spot, please send an email request to Final payment can be made when you register, either by cash or a personal check in US dollars.

If you are interested in additional organized tours, you can join the daily Pittsburgh tours that leave from the hotel every morning and afternoon. More information about these tours may be found here and here.

We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh.