• 2013
    member
    since
  • 27
    places
    I've been
  • 14
    places
    I want to go
  • 0
    places added
    to the atlas
  • 0
    places
    edited
Loading map...
Nepenthes pitcher plants - beautiful killers
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Carnivorous plants, medieval aphrodisiacs, and the largest original wood structure glass conservatory in the western hemisphere
37.7726, -122.4603
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

Home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer, today home to many six-toed cats
24.5511, -81.8005
"Mystery of Faith" Crucifixion Fresco - St. Mary's Episcopal Church in West Jefferson, NC
Glendale Springs, North Carolina

Church of the Frescoes

Rural churches in the middle of nowhere with religious frescoes by famous artist.
36.3429, -81.3647
San Francisco, California

Lotta's Fountain

San Francisco's oldest surviving monument and meeting place for 1906 survivors
37.7879, -122.4033
San Diego, California

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

North America's largest accredited model railroad museum
32.7313, -117.1487
Toronto, Canada

CN Tower: The Tallest Metal Staircase on Earth

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase
43.6425, -79.3873
World Methodist Museum in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. (Amanda Riera-Gomez)
Lake Junaluska, North Carolina

World Methodist Museum

Largest display of Wesleyana anywhere in the world
35.5286, -82.9752
The Rosslyn Metro escalator. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators
38.8959, -77.0715
Tourists flock to the buoy (Flickr/Turtle43)
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the USA

A monument marking the idea of reaching inaccessible places
24.5465, -81.7975
(Flickr/dcmaster)
New York, New York

Titanic Memorial

Lower Manhattan's lighthouse, erected at the insistence of the unsinkable Molly Brown
40.7076, -74.0037
Darth Vader bust up close
Washington, District of Columbia

Darth Vader Grotesque at the Washington National Cathedral

The sci-fi villain is a little known inhabitant of the Washington National Cathedral
38.9304, -77.0716
Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Tesla Monument in New York

One of many reminders of Tesla's scientific contributions overlooks the falls which inspired him
43.0820, -79.0712
Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Tesla Monument

Niagara Falls holds a special place in Nikola Tesla's history, so they put a statue on it
43.0816, -79.0784
Charlotte, North Carolina

David Černý's Metalmorphosis

A psychological self-portrait in the form of a segmented giant head
35.1511, -80.9477
The manicured green
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Lawn Bowling Club

The oldest lawn bowling club in the United States
37.7686, -122.4590
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today, including an unexpected tasty treat
37.7702, -122.4702
Vintage illustration of the Midwinter Exposition
San Francisco, California

Site of the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition

San Francisco's first World's Fair, dedicated to the wonders of California
37.7707, -122.4675
Spreckels Temple of Music
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Temple of Music

The elaborate gift from Claus Spreckels, now a piece of San Francisco's history
37.7699, -122.4685
New York, New York

The Sphere

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims
40.7040, -74.0172
Duffield, Virginia

Virginia's Natural Tunnel

A 300 yard long natural tunnel through a ridge deep in the Appalachian Mountains.
36.7030, -82.7430
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Golden Gate Park's historic botanical collection
37.7670, -122.4667
San Francisco, California

The Golden Fire Hydrant

The miraculous hydrant that saved the Mission District in 1906
37.7580, -122.4279
The stairs at night
Washington, District of Columbia

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from The Exorcist
38.9055, -77.0702
The moon rock is located in the center of the red planet in the Space Window's upper half
Washington, District of Columbia

Space Window at the Washington National Cathedral

A tiny piece of the moon is embedded in this stained glass masterpiece
38.9311, -77.0716