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Cowboy dreams: A peek inside some of America's most expensive ranches

By Matt Majendie, CNN

Updated 12:00 PM ET, Thu January 28, 2016
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Located in Montecito near Santa Barbara, the main house was designed by well-known 20th century U.S. architect Reginald Johnson in 1929. Jim Bartsch
The 237-acre estate has been under the ownership of a single family for almost a century. Today there are around 100 acres of cultivated orchards with oranges, lemons, limes and avocados harvested, according the realtor sales literature. Jim Bartsch
This round, 10-stall barn was built in 1928 and is one of two stables included with the property. There is also a 11,250 sq ft covered riding arena. Jim Bartsch
One of the stand-out features of the ranch is a 32,000 sq ft equestrian barn which includes 21 stalls and an on-site veterinary facility. Whit Richardson
The ranch located in the Rocky Mountains covers a total of 1,400 acres. Whit Richardson
The ranch has plenty of lush meadowland ... Whit Richardson
... trout ponds and magnificent views looking onto the Rocky Mountains. Whit Richardson
The luxurious property in Boulder, Colorado is set in 117 acres and includes this impressive outside swimming pool. Whit Richardson
The sun sets on Ashlawn Ranch with the backdrop of Haystack Mountain. Whit Richardson
Ashlawn's interior has plenty of room to entertain guests and includes a home cinema and a flight simulator, according to the sellers. Whit Richardson
The horse stables are as grand as some luxury homes. Among its other equestrian assets is a full-sized polo field. Whit Richardson
Waggoner Ranch is one of the most expensive properties in the world -- yours for $725,000,000. Chris Collis/WTWE
Located near Vernon, Texas, the ranch comes with a whopping half-a-million acres of land. Chris Collis/WTWE
The land is roughly equivalent to the same area that New York and Los Angeles cover combined. Chris Collis/WTWE
An archive photo of the main house at Waggoner Ranch -- one of 100 properties included in the sale. Chris Collis
Waggoner is the largest single-fenced ranch in the United States. Chris Collis/WTWE
Mill Hill Farm is located on Long Island, New York. The multi-million dollar home featured in a famous 2013 movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Can you guess the film title? Jason Friedman
The farm featured in the biographical movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" about New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (left) who was played by DiCaprio. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
The property comes with an Olympic-sized equestrian arena for the horses ... Jason Friedman
... and plenty of space for its owners to kick back and relax. But if they're feeling energetic there is also a swimming pool and tennis courts. Jason Friedman
One of a number of affluent properties for sale in Colorado is 4 Rockin' G Ranch. Whit Richardson
The ranch near Boulder spans 144 acres and the property is 10,600 sq ft in size. Whit Richardson
It is described as a "premium working ranch" by Sotheby's International Realty, and includes an Olympic-size riding ring and a 12 stall barn. Whit Richardson
Jackson Land and Cattle comes with 563 acres of land and with views looking out onto the Grand Teton mountain range in the Rocky Mountains. Jackson Hole