Exterior view of fallingwaters southwestern pennsylvania

View of the falls.

A trip to western Pennsylvania isn’t complete without a drive through the countryside and a visit to one of the many landmarks in the region.

My husband and I had a rare afternoon kid-free and took a drive to Fallingwater, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house that is built over a waterfall and nestled in a wooded area. The house is the only major Wright-designed house to open to the public with its furnishings, artwork, and setting intact.

Couple enjoying view at fallingwater pennsylvania

Enjoying the view at Fallingwater.

We didn’t actually enter the house on our visit; instead we hiked the grounds surrounding Fallingwater (OK, and peeked in some of the windows to see the house). House tours are $20 in advance ($23 on site), and tours of the grounds are $8.

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