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Mini book
Sep 30
Chicago, IL

The Art of Lockpicking

Join Atlas Obscura for a celebration of lock picking, drinking and the illusion of security.
Graceland's Obelisks
Oct 1
Chicago, Illinois

Graceland Cemetery Walking Tour

Explore both the celebrated and overlooked histories of Graceland Cemetery.
storefront
Oct 1
Santa Monica, California

jAdis Props

Explore a world that lies somewhere between science and science fiction in the heart of Santa Monica.
Jack Parsons
Oct 1
Pasadena, California

The Life and Legacy of Jack Parsons

The enigmatic polymath Jack Parsons—explosives expert, co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and infamous occultist—died an untimely death caused by a mysterious explosion in his laboratory in Pasadena. 
Oct 1
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Obscura Society DC: A Spicy Sprint Through European History

Sample popular spices from antiquity to the Victorian era with Atlas Obscura and DC’s Bazaar Spices!
60-inch telescope
Oct 1
Pasadena, California

60-Inch Telescope

Step into the darkness for an evening of planets, globular clusters, planetary nebulae, and colorful double stars at the Mt. Wilson Observatory.
Execution Rocks
Oct 2
Brooklyn, NY

Excursion to Execution Rocks

Feed your adventurous spirit with this tour and kayaking trip around a legendary island in Long Island Sound.
Oct 2
Chicago

Rosehill Cemetery Walk

Strange history carved in stone
During the Iroquois Theatre fire of 1904, students and workers at nearby Northwestern University extended ladders and boards across the alley between the university and the theater, enabling some theatergoers to crawl across to safety.
Oct 2
Chicago, Illinois

DISASTER STRIKES!

Explore the Downtown Disasters that helped shape Chicago
Oct 4
Los Angeles, California

Atlas Obscura at The Last Bookstore

Come celebrate the release of our very first book, An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders!
Oct 5
Menlo Park, California

A Conversation with Dylan Thuras and Mary Roach

Join us in Menlo Park to celebrate the release of Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders!
Abraham Lincoln
Oct 6
New York, NY

Obscura Society NY: "Tales from the Battlefield" An Intimate Look at the Battle of Gettysburg

Join us for a very special archival examination of original documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection.
Oct 7
Sleepy Hollow

Obscura Society NY: Murder and Mayhem Nighttime Tour at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Join us for an adventure into the heart of darkness on the Hudson, through one of its most historic cemeteries.
Oct 7
Portland, Oregon

Atlas Obscura at Powell's City of Books

Come celebrate the release of our very first book, An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders!
Oct 8
Washington, D.C.

Obscura Society DC: The Tunnels and Trapdoors of Tudor Place

Join us for an unprecedented underground look into a Tudor Place the public never sees
Oct 8
Beverly Hills, United States

Beverly Hills Obscura

You don’t have to be rich to live in Beverly Hills, but you do have to be weird.
The steamer Eastland being righted after capsizing in the Chicago River near the Loop community. Chicago Daily News, Inc., photographer
Oct 8
Chicago, Illinois

DISASTER STRIKES!

Explore the Downtown Disasters that helped shape Chicago
Oct 8
Seattle, Washington

Atlas Obscura Presents: A Subterranean Soirée

Celebrate with Atlas Obscura in the ruins of a historic city buried deep beneath the streets of Seattle.
Oct 10
San Francisco, California

The World's Hidden Wonders at the Book Club of California

Join us in San Francisco as we celebrate the release of our very first book!
Oct 11
Chicago

Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th century body snatcher - today!
Oct 13
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Ghosts: Myths and Mysteries Walking Tour

From Mysterious Chicago and Dead in Chicago
Oct 15
Boston, MA

Atlas Obscura & Timberland Present: Mapping the Sea

A nautical exploration of maritime art and history, complete with a harbor voyage and cartography workshop.
The Getty Tomb
Oct 15
Chicago, Illinois

Graceland Cemetery Walking Tour

Explore both the celebrated and overlooked histories of Graceland Cemetery.
Oct 15
Brooklyn, New York

Atlas Obscura & Green-Wood Cemetery Present: Into the Veil

Make your way through Green-Wood Cemetery's elaborate gates for live music and libations as we explore a liminal world between the land of the living and the realm of the dead.
Come dressed in spooky Halloween costumes!
Oct 15
Los Angeles, California

Hunter's Moon Trick-Or-Treating in the Arts District

Atlas Obscura & Cartwheel Art Tours invite you to knock on the doors of local artists as we go trick-or-treating through the halls of a historic, Arts District building.
Oct 15
Sylmar, California

Flashlight Tour of Pioneer Memorial Cemetery

Join us as we take a nighttime stroll around the mysterious and macabre Pioneer Memorial Cemetery.
Oct 16
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Ravishing Rodents of All Hallow's Eve

An intimate afternoon of taxidermy with Afterlife Anatomy at The Convent Philly.
Oct 18
Chicago

Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th century body snatcher - today!
Leyla I. Royale on tour
Oct 21
Chicago

Dead in Chicago: Terrible Tales of Death in the Loop

Gruesome and true stories of the unfortunate ways people have met their maker in downtown Chicago.
Cascades
Oct 22
District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.

The Secret History of Meridian Hill Park

Join us on a special walking tour of this neighborhood oasis and hidden national treasure.
Oct 22
New York, New York

Inside the Holographer's Laboratory

Behind the scenes at master holographer Jason Sapan's labyrinthine laser laboratory
Oct 22
Madison, Wisconsin

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

Join us in Madison as we celebrate our book release at Room of One's Own!
9 Spaces 9 Trees
Oct 22
Seattle, Washington

A Maze of Senses: Robert Irwin’s 9 Spaces 9 Trees

Explore legendary installation artist Robert Irwin's "9 Spaces 9 Trees."
Oct 22
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hidden Wonders at the House of Balls

Celebrate the Atlas Obscura book launch with bands, brews and hands-on craft-making at Minneapolis' favorite funhouse!
Oct 23
Chicago

Rosehill Cemetery Walk

Strange history carved in stone
Stuffed Animals
Oct 23
Brooklyn

Obscura Society NY: Stuffed Animals Book Launch - A Carnival of Taxidermy

Join us for a wildy wondrous celebration of the release of a fascinating new book by taxidermists Divya Anantharaman and Katie Innamorato.
Oct 23
Chicago, Illinois

Hidden Wonders in the Pullman Historic District

Join us for a night of unusual access as we celebrate the Atlas Obscura book launch at a very special location!
Oct 24
Highland Park, Illinois

The World's Hidden Wonders at Highland Park Public Library

Join us in Highland Park as we celebrate the release of our very first book!
Oct 25
Chicago

Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th century body snatcher - today!
Oct 26
Havana, Cuba

Explore Cuba with Atlas Obscura, Oct. 26-30

Experience the fascinating history and culture of Cuba before the island opens to general tourism.
Death Alley
Oct 27
Chicago

Obscura Society IL: Dead in Chicago: Terrible Tales of Death in the Loop

Gruesome and true stories of the unfortunate ways people have met their maker in downtown Chicago.
Meal before a tea gathering
Oct 27
Seattle

Japanese Tea at the East-West Chanoyu Center

A private tea gathering to awaken the five senses.
Schoenhofen Monument
Oct 29
Chicago, Illinois

Graceland Cemetery Walking Tour

Explore both the celebrated and overlooked histories of Graceland Cemetery.
Moveable type
Oct 29
Kingston, Washington

Expedition Press Tour & Printing Demo

Tour a working letterpress studio and experience a printing demonstration with antique presses and moveable type.
The Otis Archives at the National Museum of Health and Medicine
Oct 29
Washington, D.C.

Cut It Off! An Amputation Demonstration

Watch as a skilled medical historian amputates a (model) leg using Civil War-era surgical tools.
Oct 29
Chicago, IL

Devil in the White City: Myth and Mystery bus tour

Trace the career of Chicago’s most fascinating villain.
Oct 30
Chicago

Obscura Society IL: Rosehill Cemetery Walk

Strange history carved in stone
Oct 30
Ozone Park, Queens, New York

Hidden History - An Exploration of Bayside Cemetery

Explore the overgrown beauty of one of New York City's oldest Jewish cemeteries
Jack Parsons
Oct 30
Pasadena, California

The Life and Legacy of Jack Parsons

The enigmatic polymath Jack Parsons—explosives expert, co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and infamous occultist—died an untimely death caused by a mysterious explosion in his laboratory in Pasadena. 
Oct 30
Chicago, IL

Devil in the White City: Myth and Mystery bus tour

Trace the career of Chicago’s most fascinating villain.
Graves of Bruce and Brandon Lee
Oct 30
Seattle, Washington

Lake View Cemetery Walking Tour

Join us on Halloween Eve for a walking tour of Seattle’s Lake View Cemetery. Learn about the history of the cemetery, the stories of Seattle’s founders and famous residents, and other Seattle legends as we visit various monuments.
Nov 1
Chicago

How to Steal an Election

A week before Election Day, learn how to steal a local, state or federal election without any of that bothersome ballot box stuffing, voting machine tampering or election fraud.
Nov 2
Havana, Cuba

Explore Cuba with Atlas Obscura, Nov. 2-6

Experience the fascinating history and culture of Cuba before the island opens to general tourism.
Nov 5
Nanjemoy, MD

In Search of the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

Join Obscura Society DC for a kayak tour exploring the largest concentration of shipwrecks in the western hemisphere.
Installation detail from Now You See It: The Slime Mold Revelation
Nov 5
Tacoma

The Slime Mold Revelation

Explore the science and beauty of slime molds with artist Angela Mele.
The leveling of the hills to make Seattle [Denny Hill]
Nov 6
Seattle

Denny Hill Regrade Walk

Join noted Seattle author and geologist David B. Williams for a walking tour and talk focusing on the Denny Hill regrading project, and how the most famous regrade in Seattle’s history altered Seattle’s topography in ways that are still influencing the city today.
Nov 8
New York, NY

Obscura Society NY: After-Hours at a Bookbinding Workshop

Go behind the scenes of a long-time Manhattan bookbinder's workshop with this special access tour
Nov 9
Havana, Cuba

Explore Cuba with Atlas Obscura, Nov. 9-13

Experience the fascinating history and culture of Cuba before the island opens to general tourism.
Pre-drawn croqui forms
Nov 19
Seattle

Other Peoples Polyester

Tour the working studio of Seattle fashion designer Malia Peoples.
Jan 25
Sofia, Bulgaria

Journey Into Bulgaria with Atlas Obscura, Jan. 25-30

Explore ancient ruins and communist-era relics while immersed in the fascinating history, landscape, and culture of Bulgaria.
Feb 1
Reykjavik, Iceland

Journey into Darkness: Iceland, Feb. 1-5, 2017

Join Atlas Obscura for a winter adventure in the land of ice and fire.
Sep 29
Brooklyn

Obscura Society NY: "Wild Cosmos" Baroque Salon

Experience a rare exploration into the intricate world of Baroque music, with an immersive evening of art, music, and lecture at this re-imagining of the 400-year old harpsichord salon with a contemporary twist.
Sep 29
Washington, D.C.

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

Join Atlas Obscura founders Joshua Foer and Dylan Thuras, co-author Ella Morton and CEO David Plotz for our DC book launch at Sixth & I!
Sep 28
Boston, Massachusetts

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

Join us as we celebrate our book release and the world's hidden wonders at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum!
Sep 27
Chicago

Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th century body snatcher - today!
Sep 27
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Night at the Mütter Medical Museum

Wander after-hours with Atlas Obscura in America’s finest museum of medical history, along with cocktails and live music.
Katie Innamorato of Afterlife Anatomy
Sep 25
Brooklyn

Obscura Society NY: Chipmunk Taxidermy Workshop

Learn the principles and techniques of contemporary ethically-sourced taxidermy practice, as you complete your own beautiful piece of taxidermy.
1948 Edition
Sep 25
Washington, D.C.

Obscura Society DC: Vacationing with the Jim Crow-Era Travel Guide

Join historian Patsy Fletcher for a DC walking tour using the famed "Green Book."
Our Host, Siegfried Tieber
Sep 24
West Hollywood, California

Sleight-Of-Hand Magic & Closely Guarded Secrets

Join Atlas Obscura for a secret soirée exploring sleight-of-hand magic at one of West Hollywood’s hidden wonders.
Sep 24
Brooklyn, New York

An Explorer's Night of Wonder

Celebrate the debut of the very first Atlas Obscura book with a night of wonder and curiosities at the Brooklyn Navy Yard!
Sep 24
Thousand Oaks, California

Chumash Cave Hike

Trek through a lush oak grove to a sacred Chumash cave.
Master Printer, Richard Duardo, founder of Modern Multiples featured in the LA Times
Sep 24
Los Angeles, California

Atlas Obscura & Cartwheel Art Tours: Lincoln Heights Studios

Discover an enclave of artists in Lincoln Heights' North Industrial District.
Building in Midtown
Sep 23
New York

Obscura Society NY: Urban Passageways

Explore the hidden corridors and atriums of Midtown Manhattan on this expertly guided walking tour of NYC's urban passageways.
Sep 21
Chicago

Obscura Society IL: Comedy Obscura, Episode 2: Musical Comedy

Drink and enjoy some of the funniest and weirdest musical comedy acts in Chicago
After rain
Sep 18
Seattle, Washington

The Beacon Food Forest and a Utopian Vision

Tour a 7-acre edible food forest with permaculture designer Jackie Cramer.
Sep 18
Long Island City, Queens, New York

Obscura Society NY: 13 Steps Around Dutch Kills

Join us for an intense exploration of one of Newtown Creek's least known tributaries - Dutch Kills
The Dentzel Carousel in its opening year of 1921
Sep 18
Glen Echo, MD

Obscura Society DC: Round & Round - The Rebirth of Glen Echo's Dentzel Carousel

Come for a spin as we learn about the Dentzel Carousel of Glen Echo Park