Order our new book, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders
Mini book
The Atlas Obscura Guide To

Hidden Los Angeles

Weird Attractions and Unusual Things to Do in Los Angeles, California

Explore Los Angeles, California

Upcoming Events Near Los Angeles

Jan 21

Lake Hughes, California

Playing With Wolves

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet and play with a pack of Alaskan Timber Wolves.
Old Mission Plaza Church
Jan 29

Los Angeles, California

The Long-Gone, Lost Graveyards of Los Angeles

Join writer and field agent Hadley Meares as we tour the sites of LA's forgotten burial grounds.
Feb 5

Van Nuys, California

Illuminating the Art of Neon

Go behind the scenes of a glowing, mesmerizing form of art.
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.
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.
Feb 18

Venice, California

The Mosaic Tile House

Explore a Rainbow-hued local gem in Venice.
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 19

Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Step inside the private collection of fashion designer, Peter Lai.
Pee Wee Herman on Broadway
Feb 25

Glendale, California

Creatures Under Construction

These fascinating characters aren't born—they're built.
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.
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. 

Stories About Los Angeles