Atlas Obscura is Hiring! Join us in pursuit of wonder.
  • member
    since
  • places
    I've been
  • places
    I want to go
  • places added
    to the atlas
  • places
    edited
Leaderboard Highlights
Blindcolour's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Bermuda
1st
Places added to North Bend, Washington
1st
Places edited in Australia
2nd
Places edited in Washington
2nd
Places edited in Russia
2nd
Places edited in Ontario
3rd
Places visited in Miami, Florida
3rd
Places added to Barcelona, Spain
3rd
Places edited in New Orleans, Louisiana
Loading map...
A brutalist fountain at Freeway Park.
Seattle, Washington

Freeway Park

The first park to ever be built over a freeway was a brutalist masterwork.
47.6091, -122.3324
Fort Collins, Colorado

Swetsville Zoo

This "zoo" is a cross between a junkyard and a sculpture garden, featuring animals you won't see anywhere else.
40.5227, -104.9874
Vilcabamba riverside art.
Vilcabamba, Ecuador

Vilcabamba

In this pristine Ecuadorian hippie town, residents remain active well into their eighties and nineties.
-4.2618, -79.2231
Royal Gorge Bridge
Cañon City, Colorado

Royal Gorge Bridge

The highest bridge in America was built for an almost unnervingly small amount of money.
38.4621, -105.3245
Antonito, Colorado

Cano's Castle

Gleaming self-built castle towers made from beer cans and inspired by "Vitamin Mary Jane."
37.0809, -106.0059
Earthships
Tres Piedras, New Mexico

Earthships

These aggressively sustainable art homes look like something out of 1970's science fiction.
36.6979, -105.9935
Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

Multi-storied adobe home continuously inhabited for 1000 years.
36.4386, -105.5445
Chill forest
Santa Fe, New Mexico

House of Eternal Return

Immersive environment funded by George R.R. Martin is part haunted house, part choose-your-own-adventure, and part jungle gym.
35.6546, -105.9965
The De Anza Motor Lodge
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The De Anza Motor Lodge

This burnt out motel hides priceless Native American artwork in its basement.
35.0799, -106.5956
Roswell, New Mexico

International UFO Museum and Research Center

A museum dedicated to the alleged Roswell Incident.
33.3936, -104.5228
Roswell McDonalds
Roswell, New Mexico

Roswell McDonald's

This fast food outlet is the only space and UFO-themed McDonalds in the world.
33.4005, -104.5232
Little Joe II rocket, the largest ever to be launched from New Mexico
Alamogordo, New Mexico

New Mexico Museum of Space History

Home of the International Space Hall of Fame.
32.9216, -105.9206
The World's Largest Pistachio
Alamogordo, New Mexico

PistachioLand: World's Largest Pistachio

This is one really big nut.
32.9927, -105.9930
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

La Equis (The X)

A giant "X" symbolizes the blood spilled from the brutal Juarez drug wars.
31.7368, -106.4730
Prada Marfa.
Valentine, Texas

Prada Marfa

A Prada store in the West Texas desert that is never open for business.
30.6034, -104.5185
Balmorhea State Park Pool
Balmorhea, Texas

Balmorhea State Park Pool

A spring-fed pool so deep it's used for scuba diving as well as swimming.
30.9440, -103.7862
Nearly every inch is lined with speleothems.
Sonora, Texas

Caverns of Sonora

A Texas cave network is home to some of the world's most spectacular-looking and bizarrely named mineral formations.
30.5551, -100.8123
Freaks of Nature
Austin, Texas

The Museum of the Weird

Continuing the tradition of the dime museum in style.
30.2670, -97.7387
Uncommon Objects Sign
Austin, Texas

Uncommon Objects

One part antique store, one part curiosities hodge-podge.
30.2483, -97.7505
Houston, Texas

Eclectic Menagerie Park

A private collection of massive steel monsters guarding a Texas pipe works.
29.6709, -95.3925
Louisiana Old State Capitol from the Repentance Fountain
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Louisiana Old State Capitol

A 19th-century Gothic, castle-like statehouse by the Mississippi River.
30.4466, -91.1890
Pensacola Beach, Florida

Pensacola Futuro House

Pensacola's UFO home has withstood many hurricanes—just as the experimental 1960s design intended.
30.3407, -87.1031
Ahhh...  much sweeter
Monticello, Florida

Johnny Donutseed Statue

This 15-foot former Johnny Appleseed has given up his apples for donuts and coffee.
30.4846, -84.0251
The Ponce de León Hotel.
St. Augustine, Florida

The Ponce de León Hotel

A luxurious 1880s hotel with its fair share of Tiffany stained glass, Edison electricity, and of course, ghosts.
29.8929, -81.3148