The U.S. may not have the fairytale castles common throughout parts of Europe, but we do have some stately mansions that can be just as impressive. Occupied by names like Rockefeller, Versace and Vanderbilt, the eight estates in this gallery were once home to some of our country’s most prominent businessmen, a world-class fashion designer and a famous heiress. Today, all remain open to the public and waiting for a spot on your bucket list.
Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.