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Cascades
Mar 4
Washington, D.C.

The Secret History of Meridian Hill Park

Join us on a walking tour of one of the most unique National Parks.
Mar 4
Lake Hughes, California

Playing With Wolves

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet and play with a pack of hybrid Alaskan Timber Wolves.
Mar 4
Lombard, Illinois

A Stop on the Underground Railroad: Peck Homestead Tour

Come explore the oldest house in Lombard and explore its link to the Underground Railroad, regional genealogy, and Sheldon Peck’s art.
Mar 5
Brooklyn, New York

Rat Taxidermy with Afterlife Anatomy

Learn the principles and techniques of contemporary ethically-sourced taxidermy practice, as you complete your own beautiful piece of taxidermy.
New Radiance Corridor
Mar 5
Altadena, California

Mountain View Cemetery

Wind your way though a labyrinth of crypts, hallways filled with stained-glass, and tranquil gardens.
Mar 8
Pico Rivera, California

Behind-The-Scenes at Kater-Crafts Bookbinders

The age-old craft of bookbinding survives in the era of e-books.
Mar 9
Reykjavik, Iceland

Journey into Darkness: Iceland

Imagine yourself bundled up, swathed in total darkness—until the sky suddenly begins to glow in a bright watercolor display. The days will only last six hours, but the nights are what we'll look forward to most. Join <em>Atlas Obscura</em> for the trip of a lifetime in a location like no other: a wintertime adventure in Iceland.
Mar 9
Brooklyn, New York

Atlas Obscura LIVE! SCANDAL

We're bringing the wonder of Atlas Obscura to the stage with another installment of our variety show!
The Crocodile
Mar 10
Seattle, Washington

Grunge Redux: A Walk That Will Rock

Explore a Seattle scene worth remembering.
Ruins of Seneca Quarry Stonecutting Mill
Mar 11
Poolesville, Maryland

The Ruins of Seneca Quarry

Join us for a guided hike through the ruins of a site whose history is intertwined with a presidential scandal and the Smithsonian Castle.
Mar 11
Mojave, California

Goat Sanctuary & Vegan Farm

Meet a goat named Sausage and sample award winning vegan cheese.
Our hosts, Ryan Matthew Cohn & his wife Regina
Mar 12
Brooklyn, New York

Oddities Flea Market

Come by the Brooklyn Bazaar for the first annual Oddities Flea Market!
Mar 18
Woodinville, Washington

Covington Cellars Wine Tour

Join us for a private tour and in-depth discussion about the artful craft of winemaking, from vine to bottle.
A gathering of bollards in Los Angeles
Mar 19
Los Angeles, California

Hunting Bollards in the Wild

What are bollards, and why are they so beautiful?
MacArthur Park, 2001
Mar 19
Los Angeles, California

MacArthur Park

Experience an afternoon of historic architecture, forgotten public art, and hidden history.
Adams Theatre, Newark, NJ
Mar 21
New York, New York

After the Final Curtain

Explore the fall of the American movie theater with photographer Matt Lambros.
Fin Art by Martin Puryear
Mar 25
Seattle, Washington

Sculpture Stroll: Fins, Sound Garden, and the Artworks of Magnuson Park

Venture out on a one-of-a-kind art walk through fins, bridges, knolls, and musical sculptures.
Mar 31
Tambopata, Peru

Expedition Amazon

Float down the Amazon as the sun rises over the rainforest, keeping your eyes peeled for capybaras, macaws, oropendolas, and jaguars. At night, strap on boots and a headlamp in search of nocturnal creatures such frogs and predatory glowworms. Join Atlas Obscura and our expert guides to experience rare wildlife and conservation biology on this adventure deep into the jungle.
Gondolas in Venice Canal, Venice, California
Apr 1
Venice, CA

A Seaside Crawl of Kinetic Art & Antique Amusements

Discover the forgotten beach bohemia of Abbot Kinney.
Circa 1987
Apr 1
Los Angeles, California

A Night on the Battleship

Spend the night on the USS Iowa, the last of the battleships.
Apr 2
Glendale, California

Forest Lawn: Eden on Earth

Spend an afternoon in eternity.
Apr 8
Shoreline, Washington

Muscle Cars and Memorabilia

Join us for a visit with champion racecar driver Al Young and a tour of his Mopar muscle cars and drag racing memorabilia.
Apr 9
Seattle

Mechanical Music

Learn about the history of mechanical music and how musical boxes work in this hands-on mini-workshop with Antiquarian Horologist Nico Cox.
California Quail
Apr 15
Tujunga, California

Investigating Flora and Fauna in a Secret Native Garden

Where creatures and California native plants collide.
Apr 17
New York, New York

An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

Join authors Dylan Thuras & Ella Morton at the New York Public Library for a presentation of highlights from the Atlas Obscura book!
Apr 26
Havana, Cuba

Hidden Havana

Imagine yourself on a rooftop terrace in Old Havana with an inquisitive and adventurous group of new Atlas Obscura friends, enjoying incredible surroundings, listening to jazz and rumba, and reflecting on Cuba's remarkable history and fascinating future.
May 25
Berlin, Germany

Unlocking Berlin's Wunderkammer

From arthouses to anatomy theaters, medical museums to Monster Kabinetts, this eclectic capital city holds so much in store. Explore the nooks and crannies of Berlin with Atlas Obscura.
Cardboard automata
Jun 11
Seattle, Washington

Cardboard Automata: Toy-Making Workshop

Join Nico Cox for a unique afternoon of mechanical toy-making.
Jun 23
Morocco

Music and Medinas of Morocco

Explore decaying fortresses and ancient city ruins, get lost in maze-like medinas, and sleep among sand dunes under the stars. Join Atlas Obscura for a whirlwind week of adventure across Morocco’s spectacular and sprawling terrain.
Jul 10
Venice, Italy

Hidden Venice with a Psycho-Mambo Twist

Explore abandoned islands by day and enjoy musical revelries by night in the entourage of brass band Gato Loto. This unique Atlas Obscura experience will be filled with fresh food, constant dancing, and the dazzling Redentore Festival.
Jul 27
Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland Family Adventure

Elven folklore, ocean wildlife, and breathtaking natural wonders await you and your family on this Atlas Obscura adventure.
Harriet Rees house prepped to moved
Feb 26
Chicago, Illinois

Prairie Avenue District Walking Tour

Atlas Obscura partners with Chicago for Chicagoans for this unique tour!
Jack Parsons
Feb 25
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. 
Ruins of the St. Francis Dam
Feb 25
Santa Clarita, California

The St. Francis Dam Disaster

Hike the ruins of the dam that took 400 lives and ended the career of William Mulholland.
Marshall Field, Sr home at 1905 Prairie Avenue
Feb 25
Chicago, Illinois

Prairie Avenue District Walking Tour

Atlas Obscura partners with Chicago for Chicagoans for this unique tour!
Pee Wee Herman on Broadway
Feb 25
Glendale, California

Creatures Under Construction

These fascinating characters aren't born—they're built.
Feb 22
Havana, Cuba

Explore Cuba with Atlas Obscura, February 22-26

Imagine yourself on a rooftop terrace in Old Havana with an inquisitive and adventurous group of new Atlas Obscura friends, enjoying incredible surroundings, listening to jazz and rumba, and reflecting on Cuba's remarkable history and fascinating future.
Rose line and straight line machines
Feb 19
Seattle, Washington

Mechanical Magic: Intro to Engine Turning

Join certified Antiquarian Horologist Nico Cox at her workshop in South Seattle for a tour and introduction to engine-turning machines, and an opportunity to use optical illusion and automata devices.
Feb 19
Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Step inside the private collection of fashion designer, Peter Lai.
Feb 18
Beverly Hills, California

Beverly Hills Obscura

You don’t have to be rich to live in Beverly Hills, but you do have to be weird.
Feb 18
Venice, California

The Mosaic Tile House

Explore a Rainbow-hued local gem in Venice.
Wax anatomical model of double thumb on both hands of a little girl
Feb 18
Silver Spring, Maryland

Broken Hearts and Broken Bones

Join us as we explore the wonderful and unique collections at the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
Ruins of the St. Francis Dam
Feb 12
Santa Clarita, California

The St. Francis Dam Disaster

Hike the ruins of the dam that took 400 lives and ended the career of William Mulholland.
Trash Studio
Feb 12
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Earthship: Trash Studio Tour

Explore and tour the Trash Studio, Seattle’s first Earthship: a no-cost, zero-impact solar structure located in the heart of Columbia City.
Feb 11
Los Angeles, California

The Moore Lab of Zoology

Extinct passenger pigeons, monkey-eating eagles, and the world's smallest bird (the bee hummingbird) are just a few of the amazing specimens hidden inside the ornithology collection at Occidental College.
Restoration project
Feb 11
Irwindale, California

A Home for Wayward Carousel Horses

Visit a menagerie of whimsical merry-go-round creatures in various stages of restoration.
Armistead Peter 3rd and Caroline Peter on their wedding day, February 14, 1921
Feb 11
Washington, D.C.

Love & Scandal at Tudor Place

All families have their secrets.