Obscura Day 2017! Join our global celebration of exploration and discovery.
Newly Added Places
Most Popular Places
Add a Place
Newly Added Places
View All Places »
Museum of Malformations of the Human Body
Independent Republic of California Embassy in Moscow
East Chicago, Indiana
Marktown Historic District
DESTINATIONS IN THE ATLAS
BROWSE STORIES BY
Most Recent Stories
View All Stories »
When Squirrels Were One of America's Most Popular Pets
In Fast-Changing Seattle, an Effort Not to Forget the Past
Found: Mystery Safe Unopened for 40 Years
The World Needs a Vagina Museum
Obscura Day 2017
View All Events »
Canceled - Solstice Stained Glass Studio Tour
Uncovering Echo Park
Touched by Cereal Royalty
Uzbek Food Shopping Tour in Brooklyn
Where We Travel
View All Trips »
Unlocking Berlin's Wunderkammer
May 25–May 29, 2017
Music and Medinas of Morocco
Jun 23–Jun 30, 2017
Hidden Venice with a Psycho-Mambo Twist
Jul 10–Jul 16, 2017
Kazakhstan and the 2017 World Expo
Sep 02–Sep 10, 2017
Obscura Day 2017
Perithia at Corfu, Greece
What's near me?
59 Items Tagged
ambon Kalai, Thailand
Ko Ta Pu (James Bond Island)
A tall karst islet popularized by 007.
Added by lewblank
The Embarrassing History of Crap Thrown Into Yellowstone's Geysers
Laundry, horseshoes, coins, and the collective decency of humanity.
April 14, 2017
Khustain Nuruu National Park
The grassy landscape is home to the world's last truly wild horses.
Added by Max Cortesi
George Washington Memorial Parkway
This isn't your average roadway—it's actually a National Park and a transportation pioneer.
Added by Elliot Carter
Shark Point Reef
One of the few places where inexperienced snorkelers can spot a shark.
Added by Dr Alan P Newman
Ai-Ais—Richtersveld Transfrontier Park
A seemingly desolate park that belongs to two countries actually supports all kinds of wildlife.
Added by ahnluhn
Glacier Bears of Glacier Bay National Park
A rare kind of blue bear can be found chiefly in the national park that shares its name.
Added by AaronNetsky
Ladder Creek Falls and Gardens
The illuminated falls are a gem in North Cascades National Park.
Added by duckfan
Magdalena, New Mexico
Gila Cliff Dwellings
These ruins of a pre-Columbian cliff village are among the most beautiful and well preserved in New Mexico.
Added by robertsides
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Lone Star Geyser
This Yellowstone geyser may not shoot as high as the nearby Old Faithful, but it erupts for considerably longer.
Added by adventurousfriend
Yellowstone Owes Its Early Success To Public Bear Feeding
Nightly garbage feedings, roadside gangster bears, and a public "Bear Lunch Counter" were a deliberate strategy to help set the park apart.
August 31, 2016
Behold a Glorious Vintage Map of Yosemite National Park
Can you find your favorite spots in this 85-year-old artistic map?
August 29, 2016
Here Are 17 Hidden Spots Inside America's National Parks and Forests
Celebrate 100 years of national parks by exploring these secret places.
August 25, 2016
On the Oregon coast there is a natural hole that seems to be draining the sea.
Added by DCrane
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum
This quirky Arkansas wax museum does not shy away from the macabre and the grotesque.
Added by seh256
See the 'House-Sized' Boulder that Shut Down This National Park Road
A nearby sign foreshadowed the events.
August 11, 2016
Atlas Obscura's Great Nevada Road Trip
Five days. Fifty hidden wonders. A thousand miles.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
The Miseducation of John Muir
A close examination of the wilderness icon's early travels reveal a deep love for trees, and some ugly feelings about people.
July 26, 2016
Questions or Feedback?
Escape the Beaten Path.
Subscribe to the Atlas Obscura Newsletter and get our latest, delivered straight to your inbox.
We'd Like You to Like Us
Like Atlas Obscura and get our latest and greatest stories in your Facebook feed.
Like Us on Facebook