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Pee Wee Herman on Broadway
Feb 25

Glendale, California

Creatures Under Construction

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

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

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.

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