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Sep
14
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Oct
29
Los Angeles, California

See/Saw

An Immersion into a Magician's Mind.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders.
Oct 25
San Diego, California

Adventures by the Book at Cafe Coyote

Swap thrilling travel stories with us over Mexican food and margaritas.
Stealing the Mead of Poetry
Oct 25
Brooklyn, New York

Mead is Magic, Wine is Medicine

Join us for a tasting and discussion of the centuries-old beliefs behind mead, the world's oldest adult beverage, in New York City's first commercial meadery.
Oct 26
New York, New York

The Burns Archive Presents the Art of Japanese Hand Painted Photography

A rare look at a jewel of the Burns Archive collection, topped off with a sampling of sake.
Oct 26
Washington, D.C.

Death Comes to Tudor Place

Draw your final breath on this after-dark tour of the two-century-old historic mansion.
H. H. Holmes
Oct 26
Chicago, Illinois

H. H. Holmes: The Devil Downtown

Trace the downtown footsteps of Chicago's most notorious serial killer.
Where does this lost structure reside today?
Oct 27
Chicago, Illinois

Ghouls, Gargoyles & Ghost Signs: A Historic and Haunted Scavenger Hunt

Our newest Google-proof scavenger hunt isn’t for the faint of heart.
Georgetown Steam Plant
Oct 27
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Phonographers Union at Georgetown Steam Plant

Listen to the world in a new way at this sonic improvisation performed at a historic landmark.
Oct 28
Chicago

Rosehill Cemetery Walk

Strange history carved in stone
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders.
Oct 28
Boston, Massachusetts

Atlas Obscura at the Boston Book Festival

Get a whirlwind tour of the world's most fascinating places at this free event.
Meet Irwin
Oct 29
Poolesville

If You Could Talk To The Animals

Join us as we walk & talk with the critters of Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary.
Captivating sights await you on the river.
Oct 29
Chicago, Illinois

The Curious Cruise: Haunted History along the Chicago River

Enjoy a scenic yacht cruise along Chicago's river while listening to the strangest (yet true!) stories from the city's past
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders.
Oct 30
Fort Collins, Colorado

Wonders from the World of Atlas Obscura at the Old Firehouse

Join Senior Editor Ella Morton for a free whirlwind tour of weird and wonderful places around the globe.
Oct 30
Detroit, Michigan

Legends of the Masonic Temple: An Evening with Atlas Obscura

Spend an evening with Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras as we celebrate our favorite hidden wonders around the world in one of Detroit's most awe-inspiring locations.
Death Alley
Oct 30
Chicago

Dead in Chicago: Terrible Tales of Death in the Loop

Gruesome and true stories of the unfortunate ways people have met their maker in downtown Chicago.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders.
Oct 31
Denver, Colorado

Tales of the Weird and Wonderful at Tattered Cover

On Halloween night, join us for stories of strange, macabre, and awe-inspiring places.
H. H. Holmes
Oct 31
Chicago, Illinois

H. H. Holmes: The Devil Downtown

Trace the downtown footsteps of Chicago's most notorious serial killer
Nov 3
Denver, Colorado

Defiance & Destiny on Everest

Partake in remarkable tales of adventure, defiance and destiny. Enjoy bespoke beverages at Bar Max's hidden underground.
Calaveras
Nov 3
Seattle, WA

Dia de los Muertos: Living with the Dead

Explore the history and evolution of the Day of the Dead as both personal ritual and public festival.
Nov 4
Philadelphia

Invisibility and Intrigue: The Philadelphia Experiment

Experience a unique collaboration with Hidden City Philadelphia and Obscura Society Philly as we explore the fact and fiction at the very site of the Philadelphia Experiment.
Union Station in the early 20th century
Nov 5
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Hidden Union Station

With trains rumbling nearby, explore parts of D.C.'s iconic Union Station that the public never sees.
Nov 5
Atlanta

A Glorious Garden Gala in Atlanta

Join us to celebrate cooling temperatures, cucumbers, and the Hendrick's Grand Garnisher.
New York Academy of Medicine Rare Book Room
Nov 8
New York

New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room: Women and Medicine

Discover the fascinating history of women's health issues, medicine, and midwifery through an after-hours exploration of the Rare Book Room's incredible collection.
Circa 1987
Nov
10 - 11
Los Angeles, California

Bunk Up On the Battleship IOWA

An exclusive overnight on the historic USS Iowa under some big guns.
Nov 10
Kansas City, Missouri

Electric Park Revival

Celebrate the release of Atlas Obscura's first book at one of Kansas City's original breweries for an evening of curiosities, recreations, and live music!
Nov 11
Los Angeles, California

The Moore Lab of Zoology

Extinct passenger pigeons, monkey-eating eagles, and the world's smallest bird (the bee hummingbird) are just a few of the amazing specimens hidden inside the ornithology collection at Occidental College.
Jennie Rogers' "House of Mirrors"
Nov 11
Denver, Colorado

What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?

A walking tour through Denver's Historic Sin District.
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Nov 11
Seattle, Washington

Exploring the Tragedies of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

Join us for a walking tour of Seattle’s Mt. Pleasant Cemetery to learn the unique stories of the victims of some of Washington’s most infamous tragedies.
Nov 11
Washington, D.C.

Legends of the Octagon House

Go behind the scenes after hours at the District's most notorious house.
Steam plant signage
Nov 11
Seattle

Place-based poems and the Georgetown Steam Plant

Enjoy poetry celebrating Washington state at a historic landmark building
Cascades
Nov 12
Washington, D.C.

The Secret History of Meridian Hill Park

Join us on a walking tour of an urban park unlike any other in the country.
Nov 12
Hollywood, California

Odd Hollywood

Uncover strange and unusual landmarks and history lurking beneath the surface of Hollywood's most popular tourist trap.
Nov 17
Silver Spring, Maryland

AFI Silver Theatre & Atlas Obscura Presents: Our Heavenly Bodies

Revel in the beauty and mystery of the universe with a special screening of this 1925 space-age masterpiece with live musical accompaniment.
Lake, Lower Busch Sunken Gardens, Pasadena
Nov 18
Pasadena, Unites States

The Pasadena Busch Gardens

A guided walking tour through the former grounds one of Los Angeles' earliest theme parks.
Nov 18
Van Nuys, CA

Sci-Fi Sewage Sanctuary

Tour a water recycling plant better known as Starfleet Academy, and the Japanese garden it irrigates with toilet water.
Nov 18
Genoa, Colorado

Exclusive Access to the Wonder View Tower

Discover the Wonder View Tower’s Exotic Past and Explore Its 20+ Rooms
Dec 1
Barcelona, Spain

Wagnerian Barcelona Tour and Opera Concert

Come experience theater, opera, and Richard Wagner on this unique and immersive celebration in the heart of Barcelona.
Dec
2 - 3
Brooklyn, New York

Oddities Holiday Market: Exclusive VIP Presale Tickets

Find gifts like no other at the Oddities Holiday Market, curated by Ryan Matthew Cohn!
Dec 17
Philadelphia

An Evening Creepy Crawl

Where entomology and thanatology meet.
Crab Nebula
Dec 21
Seattle

The Life and Death of Stars

Join astrophysicist Anand Thirumalai in the Henry Art Gallery's Skyspace, Light Reign, to explore how stars are born, evolve, and die.
Mar
3 - 9
Tambopata, Peru

Expedition Amazon

Come experience rare wildlife and conservation biology on this adventure deep into the jungle.
Oct 23
Denver, Colorado

Speaker Series: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Deep dive into the history of one of fall's most famous cultural experiences.
Kingsland Wildflowers Overlooking Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Digester Eggs
Oct 23
Brooklyn, New York

Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide

Untapped Cities’ Michelle Young and Augustin Pasquet preview their newest book on the borough’s hidden gems... inside one of Brooklyn’s most secret locations, a native wildflower rooftop garden along Newtown Creek.
The Getty Tomb
Oct 22
Chicago, Illinois

Graceland Cemetery Walking Tour

Explore both the celebrated and overlooked histories of Graceland Cemetery.
Oct 22
Silver Spring, Maryland

Where 55,000 Best Friends Lie

Join us on an exclusive Halloween-themed tour of the country's second-oldest pet cemetery, Aspin Hill Memorial Park.
The Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division
Oct 21
Washington, D.C.

Cut It Off! A Halloween Amputation Demonstration

Watch as a skilled medical historian amputates a (model) leg using Civil War-era surgical tools.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders.
Oct 21
Las Vegas, Nevada

Atlas Obscura at the Las Vegas Book Festival

Hear stories of strange places and unexpected adventure at this free event.
Oct 21
Los Angeles, California

Exploring Evergreen Cemetery

Explore one of L.A.'s oldest and most diverse graveyards, tucked away in Boyle Heights.
Oct 19
Denver, Colorado

Poe in the Parlor

A literary theatrical musical event unlike any other at the spellbinding Lumber Baron Inn.
The Pennsylvania Hospital Surgical Amphitheater
Oct 18
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Butchering Art with Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris and Nicole Angemi

Join us as we waver between life and death at the nation's oldest operating theater.
North Brooklyn Farm
Oct
16 - 17
Brooklyn, New York

Explore Amaro and Herbalism on a Waterfront Urban Farm

Join us for a stimulating sensory tasting of the Italian liqueur, in a farm and green space on the footprint of the iconic Domino Sugar refinery building.
Oct 15
Chicago, Illinois

Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th-century body snatcher — today!
Oct 15
Washington, D.C.

Scandal, Assassination, and Spies in Lafayette Square

Join former White House speechwriter Ed Moser as we wade into the swamp in front of Washington’s most famous residence.
Oct 15
Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Step inside the private collection of fashion designer Peter Lai.
Oct
13 - 14
Brooklyn, New York

Atlas Obscura & Green-Wood Cemetery Present: Into The Veil

Make your way through Green-Wood Cemetery's elaborate gates for two nights of live music and performance, as we explore a liminal world between the land of the living and the realm of the dead.
Oct 14
Sylmar, California

Flashlight Tour of Pioneer Memorial Cemetery

Join us as we take a nighttime stroll around the mysterious and macabre Pioneer Memorial Cemetery.
Oct 14
Pasadena, California

San Andreas Scavenger Hunt

Discover the signs of Southern California's most threatening earthquake fault, hidden in plain view.