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( Victoria Garagliano / AP )
Distance: 248 miles one-way
Fifty-six bedrooms, 61 bathrooms and 41 fireplaces, two pools, 90,080 square feet. Owned by the state since William Randolph Hearsts Hearst Corp. donated it in 1957, open for tours since 1958.
Contact: (800) 444-4445, www.hearstcastle.com