50 In 50: Explore The Dopest Buildings Each State Has To Offer
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50 In 50: Explore The Dopest Buildings Each State Has To Offer

50 In 50 , solo travel , united states
Kelsey Marie
Kelsey Marie Sep 25, 2020

We’ve officially entered the fall season and many of the international destinations on our travel wishlist still have travel restrictions. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to explore in the U.S. 

If you’re looking for a different traveling experience this fall, try exploring incredible buildings around the U.S.with the most incredible architecture. 

Explore these 50 dopest buildings in the U.S.

Frank Lloyd Wright is known as one of the best architects in U.S. history and this house in Florence is a perfect example of why. His work a beautiful blend of nature and humanity. 

Journey just outside of Talkeetna to enjoy this amazing cabin with up to 17 floors! 

Located in Scottsdale, this structure was once Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travelers can tour the home to get an up-close look at Wright’s most personal work. 

This amazing museum has a walking trail and is situated among ponds. According to its site, the structure is made up of “a series of pavilions nestled around two spring-fed ponds house galleries, meeting and classroom spaces, and a large, glass-enclosed gathering hall.”

This magnificent structure can be seen from most parts of San Francisco. The building is covered in crush quartz and is regarded as a prominent landmark in San Francisco. 

These self-build castle towers are constructed using beer cans and were built by Native American Vietnam vet, Donald “Cano” Espinoza. 

Espinoza built this castle to show gratitude for surviving the Vietname war. His influences are “Vitamin Mary Jane” and Jesus. 

This 80-acre preserve is located on the grounds of an old equestrian center. The structure is nestled in a field with pods, woods, and wetlands surrounding it. 

Head to Wilmington, Delaware to catch the views of this well-designed opera house which was built in 1871. 

Since 1927, the Florida Theatre has entertained visitors and residents of Jacksonville. The theatre houses hundreds of events annually and is one of the most beautiful concert venues on the National Register of Historic Places.

One of the leading art museums in the southeast, High Museum of Art in Atlanta houses over 15,000 pieces in its permanent collection.

This memorial was built in 1962 and is visited by over 2 million travelers each year. It is also the resting place of 1,102 sailors who were killed in the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941.

This classically styled building began construction in 1905 and was completed in 1920. The construction was designed to convey authority and power. 

This sacred Hindu temple was opened in 2004 with the help of 1,700 volunteers. The volunteers used Turkish limestone and Italian marble which were imported from India. BAPS Shree Swaminarayan is the largest Hindu temple in America. 

This historic building was completed in 1888 and is one of the few capitol buildings in the U.S. to have all three branches of government. The structure is constructed using Indiana limestone and white oak with German glass in the stained glass rotunda window. 

Located on the campus of the University of Iowa, this building is where students and artists exhibit their work. The building was constructed in 2008 to replace the original arts building after it was destroyed by a flood. 

Surprisingly, this high school was named by the Kansas Sampler Foundation as one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Architecture. This building has a Gothic design influence and was built in 1931, becoming the first high school west of the Mississippi to cost $1 million. 

Opened in 1928, The Louisville Palace has been the perfect location for live entertainment. It is now an iconic part of the Louisville community. 

Often called the “Louisiana Castle” by locals, this building was built in the early 1930s to house lawmakers. It is now a museum. 

Founded in 1882, this historic museum is a great destination for art lovers.

This magnificent library is regarded as the “cathedral of books” and is part of Johns Hopkins University. The interior is opulent and the collection of books are impeccable. 

Easily one of the most recognizable landmarks in its area, this building was completed in 2004 and is located on the campus of MIT. 

Located in Detroit, the Art Deco skyscraper was part of the Roaring Twenties and was completed in 1929. The building was designed, erected, and built by architects, contractors, and artisans from Michigans, making it a true work of Michigan art. 

Made of granite, this gorgeous building features 25 stained-glass windows. The U.S. Council of Bishops even declared it as the National Shrine of Apostle Paul. 

Known as the “New Capitol,” this building located in Jackson is a landmark in this southern state. In 1969, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It has served as the seat of Mississippi’s government since 1903. 

This 630-foot monument is the tallest free-standing arch in the world. It was completed in 1965 to pay tribute to the westward expansion of the U.S. It is now a national park. 

The construction for this building began in 1896 and is designed with a salute to the a Native American, a gold miner, a cowboy and an explorer, which are four types of people vital to Montana’s early history. 

This museum houses the largest collection of quilts on the planet. Not only is the glass building gorgeous to look at, but the quilts inside of it tell a unique story of U.S. history. 

This center opened in 2010 and was founded by Larry Ruvo to commemorate his father who had Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Head to Windham to see this incredible structure built in 1905 and finished in 1915 as a replica of a medieval manor, Oxfordshire’s Stanton Harcourt. Searles Castle was a school up until the 1970s. It is now a venue for weddings, anniversary parties, baby showers, etc. 

This Goth styled building was completed in 1945 and was built on money from Italian-American Catholic immigrants. 

This Native American community was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. The community is made up of multi-storied adobe dwellings and ceremonial buildings. 

Head to the Financial District in Mahattan to witness this extraordinary building. One World Trade Center, also known as Freedom Tower, is the tallest building in America and the Western Hemisphere. It is the sixth tallest building in the world. The magnificent building opened in 2014 and was rebuilt after the original World Trade Center was destroyed on 9/11.

The Biltmore Estate is the largest home in the United State. The mansion was built in 1895 and boasts 250 rooms filled with art, antiques, and furniture of the Vanderbilt family. Visitors from around the world flock to Asheville each year to get a glimpse of this infamous house. 

Head to Bismarck to experience the heritage and history of North Dakota through the Heritage Centre. There are many galleries and exhibits in this building that tell a unique story of this state. 

The Longaberger Company is known for its high-quality baskets. Head to their headquarters in Newark to see the largest basket in the world. Although the building has been vacant since 2016, it’s still a really cool site to see when in Ohio. 

Head to Oklahoma City to see the first geodesic dome in the world to be used as a bank. Currently, there are talks of demolishing the dome, so head there now before it’s too late!

This historic courthouse has been serving as the United States Courts for the State of Oregon since 1875. This 118 feet by 116 feet building is made out of sandstone and has eight stone chimneys. 

A product of Frank Lloyd Wright, this home is a wonder and has the appearance of floating above a 30-foot waterfall. The house was completed in 1937 and is certainly captivating. 

This historic house was built between 1888-1892 for Mr. And Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006. 

Located in Columbia, South Carolina, this mall is the oldest of its kind int he state. The structure is influenced by the Italian Renaissance Revival and has white terra cotta tiles.

This building is made with art from corn and other grain. The structure also doubles as a venue for exhibits and community events. 

Take a trip to Centennial Park in Nashville to feel as though you’ve journeyed to Athens, Greece. The structure was a part of Tennessee’s Centennial Expo in 1895-97 and stayed up after the expo closed. 

Mission San Jose was built in 1768 and was once the focal point of a Spanish community in the early 18th century. 

Located in Lehi, this building was designed by WRNS Studio of San Francisco. The structure won Architect magazine’s Design Review Award in 2013.

Head to St. Johnsbury to see this gorgeous Victorian Mansion, dating back to 1840. It is now a St. Johnsbury Academy dormitory. 

Airports are becoming more and more impressive in its design and Washington Dulles is no different. The glass and concrete terminal is a true work of art. 

Downtown Seattle is already cool but heading to Amazon’s metro campus is a completely different level of cool. You can find these 65,000-square-foot Amazon Sqpheres made out of glass and steel which are used for a meeting space for Amazon employees. 

Located in Moundsville, this home was built in 1973 for Srila Prabhupada by his devotees as space where he can write his books. Today, the palace is a beautiful representation of a labor of love. 

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this structure was built in 1951 and looks like the bow of a ship and as hands folded, praying. 

This museum was once the Cheyenne Union Pacific Railroad Depot and dates back to 1887. The structure is influenced by Romanesque architecture and has beautiful arches and spires.

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