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Hearst Castle

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 Hearst’s Hearst Corp. donated it in 1957, open for tours since 1958. Contact: (800) 444-4445,
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