Frank Lloyd Wright’s former winter home is now the School of Architecture’s main campus that bears his name. Over his time on the 620-acre property, which he bought for a keen price in 1937 at $3.50 an acre, he continuously modified and added to the complex, enlisting his students to construct all of the new buildings. The result is a unique piece of architecture that gathers visitors each year.
Frank Lloyd Wright first became distinguished for his Prairie Style of architecture, incorporating low-pitched rooftops, overhanging eaves, a central chimney, and open floor plans which, he believed was the antidote to the confined, closed-in architecture at that time.
New Mexico - Georgia O'Keeffe Home
Famous painter Georgia O’Keeffe spent a lot of time living at her Adobe home and studio in Abiquiu. Her paintings were inspired by her home and her simple way of living. After she moved to Santa Fe, this house was transferred under the management of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.
Various tours, guided and unguided, are available that cover art exhibitions and Georgia's life and work. There is even a gift shop that visitors can shop at and take a memento home. Also in New Mexico: Taos Pueblo is a collection of multi-level adobe buildings. They have been continuously inhabited for the last 1,000 years or so.
Oklahoma - Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
This 1875 Oologah home was the birthplace of famous showman, Will Rogers. Once dubbed “The White House on the Verdigris,” this home is very rare, as it is one of the only surviving examples of early frontier architecture in this very beautiful region of Oklahoma.
Entrance to the museum is free, and visitors are able to learn about the life of one of America's greatest performers, as well as his heritage. The ranch features a classroom for tour groups and video programming. Also in Oklahoma: The Prairie Chicken House is a privately-owned residence that became famous for its one-of-a-kind architecture.
Arkansas - President Clinton's Birthplace
This house is the birthplace home of President William Jefferson Clinton; it's now a national historic site located in Hope, Arkansas. Visitors can join daily guided tours to learn about the former president's early life. Clinton is open that his experiences in this home undoubtedly shaped him into the man he became.
The humble two-story home is where Bill spent the first four years of his life, being cared for by his grandparents while his mother worked as an anesthetist in New Orleans. There is also a visitor's center for more information. The site also offers events and lectures from time to time.
Texas - Southfork Ranch
The Southfork ranch stood in for the Ewing's mansion for the show "Dallas" during both its original run and its more recent reboot. It was still owned by a private family when filming began, but they had to give it up once tourists began flocking.
Currently, the ranch is a conference and event center that hosts weddings and parties and even has its own on-set museum dedicated to the show that made it famous. The ranch prides itself on accommodating any group of people for whatever event they need - whether it's 10 or 1000. Visitors can even go horseback riding and feel like they are in the show themselves.