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The Best of Obscura Day 2017

Oh, the places you went.

Saturday, May 6, was Obscura Day, our annual celebration of wonder and discovery. At over 175 events in 36 states and 25 countries around the world, thousands of Atlas Obscura readers set out to explore awe-inspiring places in their own communities, while countless more created unique Obscura Day experiences by choosing their own destinations from the Atlas. To everyone who participated—thank you! We had a blast, and we hope you did too.

We’ve pulled together some of our favorite #ObscuraDay moments below—and these are just small portion of the adventures that took place across the globe.

Tokyo

Bulgaria

Horses in the fog at Buzludzha yesterday. #ObscuraDay

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Germany

France

Massachusetts

private tour of edward gorey’s barn. thanks @atlasobscura 🖤🖤🖤 #obscuraday2017 #obscuraday

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New York

Kansas City

Washington, D.C.

Philadelphia

Toronto

One of over 185 of #Toronto’s painted traffic signal boxes. #ObscuraDay #GooderhamBuilding #StreetArt

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Orlando

Fresh haiku poems Jack Kerouac slept here Orange blossom grove #obscuraday

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Georgia

Missouri

Manitoba

Texas

Lufkin’s “Locked With Love” Tree. #LufkinTX #historicdowntown #cottonsquarepark #lovelocks #lovelock #heartshapedlock #ObscuraDay

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Virginia

Minnesota

#obscuraday #houseofballs

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California

Echo Park Funhouse #obscuraday

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Utah