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Hidden United States

Weird Attractions and Unusual Things to Do in United States

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Upcoming United States Events

Jan 21

Mojave, California

Goat Sanctuary & Vegan Farm

Meet a goat named Sausage and sample award winning vegan cheese.
Salt and Peppercorns
Jan 28

Washington, D.C.

History Worth Its Salt

Join the Atlas Obscura Society DC & Bazaar Spices in learning about the incredible history of common table salt.
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 4

San Francisco, California

BART to the Future

A Tour of Modern Transit in the Bay Area
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.