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Welcome to Obscura Day 2015

A sunrise falconry exhibition in the California desert. The sacred Hindu caves of Goa Gajah, Bali. The secret collections of the Suzallo Library in Seattle. A private orchestral performance at the Robot Church in Brooklyn. The eerie ghost cities in Chernobyl’s contaminated zone.

Welcome to Obscura Day 2015.

At Atlas Obscura, we believe there is always something amazing to discover—not just around the world, but around the corner. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that May 30, 2015, will be Obscura Day—a day when we celebrate this mission of discovery and exploration with unusual, wondrous, and curious real-life expeditions, a day to visit the hidden treasures in your own hometown.

We’re inviting you to join us on more than 150 special adventures, tours, and exhibitions in 39 states, in over 20 countries, and on six continents. (They were busy in Antarctica!). Now in its third year, Obscura Day is designed to make explorers out of everyone. The event possibilities range from the intimate to the expansive: walkthrough the World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things in Lucas, KS; ride California’s Historic Death Valley train; tour the Cathedral of Junk in Austin, TX or experience a sorcerer protective invocation in Iceland.  

The whole day’s roster is at www.AtlasObscura.com/ObscuraDay2015, where you can browse a list or search on a map. Don’t wait to register: Events fill up quickly.