Ventnor, Australia

Penguin Parade At Phillip Island

An unphotographable nightly march of tens of thousands of "fairy penguins" from sea to shore
03 Jul 2015
London, United Kingdom

The Hardy Tree

This churchyard arbor is surrounded by hundreds of gravestones placed their by author Thomas Hardy
03 Jul 2015
Yucca Flat, Nevada

Sedan Crater

The largest man-made crater in the US marks the spot of an underground test of nuclear mining
03 Jul 2015
Sedalia, Missouri

Bothwell Lodge

This historic cliffside mansion uses a natural cave for air conditioning
03 Jul 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana

House of Dance & Feathers

An endearing museum dedicated to preserving the heritage of Mardi Gras' most beloved underdog parades
02 Jul 2015
Marfa, Texas

Food Shark Museum of Electronic Wonders & Late Night Grilled Cheese Parlour

Museum mostly in name, and only a restaurant depending on the day, this place could only exist in Marfa
02 Jul 2015

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Happy Fourth of July!

by Atlas Obscura / 04 Jul 2015

Happy Independence Day weekend! As you kick back and relax to celebrate the ol' red, white, and blue, take a look at our pieces celebrating the weird and wonderful corners of America's landscape and history. From fireworks to dead eagles to Jefferson's obsession with mastodon's we are here for all of your oddly patriotic needs. Have a great weekend! 

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