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The landmark gates
Nov 18
Chicago, Illinois

Rosehill Cemetery Walk

Take a stroll through history in Chicago's largest cemetery.
Diorama #8 "God's Universal Form."
Nov 18
Los Angeles, California

The Dioramas and Animatronics of the Bhagavad-gita Museum

Get ready to experience Krishna's Transcendental Manifestations.
Mike giving the history of Bridgeport's Weeping Statue.
Nov 18
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Barnum Museum Wicked Walk

Join us for a lantern tour recounting the history behind one of America's most reported paranormal downtowns—Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Schoenhofen Monument.
Nov 25
Chicago, Illinois

Graceland Cemetery Walking Tour

Explore both the celebrated and overlooked histories of Graceland Cemetery.
Upstairs at Tattooed Mom.
Nov 25
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Locally Grown Art Spaces

Explore two of Philadelphia's most distinctive and ever evolving art spaces, Tattooed Mom and artist Adam Wallacavage's South Philadelphia brownstone.
Nov 29
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Assembly: Underground Films and Philly Legends

A one-of-a-kind screening of films and rare archival footage celebrating Philadelphia’s underground art and unsung heroes, held in a historic high school auditorium.
Ruins of the stone cutting mill.
Dec 1
Poolesville, Maryland

Off-the-Path Hike to Seneca Quarry

Join us for a guided hike through the ruins of Seneca Quarry, a site with ties to a presidential scandal and the Smithsonian Castle.
Ryan Matthew Cohn
Dec
1 - 2
Brooklyn, New York

Oddities Flea Market: Exclusive VIP Presale Tickets

Atlas Obscura has your VIP tickets has your ticket to skip the line and get in early in this extended shopping session!
Dec 1
Chicago, Illinois

Nature's Time Capsule

Explore the intersections of science and nature at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum's offsite collection facility.
J. Allen Hynek.
Dec 1
Evanston, Illinois

A Close Encounter With J. Allen Hynek

Star gazing and the story of the man who made the world believe in UFOs.
49 Boxes: The Golden Age of Magic.
Dec
1 - 2
Altadena, California

49 Boxes: The Golden Age of Magic

An immersive experience in a marvelous mausoleum.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt in 1933.
Dec 2
Washington, D.C., United States

A Personal Look Into Eleanor Roosevelt's D.C.

Tour the nation's capital through the eyes of the pioneering First Lady.
Holograms!
Dec 2
New York, New York

Inside the Holographer's Laboratory

Join us for a behind the scenes tour of master holographer Jason Sapan's labyrinthine laser laboratory.
Apollo Boiler Plate 12.
Dec 2
Downey, California

Cradle of the Cosmic Age

Are you ready for some seriously stellar stuff?
Pee Wee Herman on Broadway
Dec 2
Glendale, California

Creatures Under Construction

These fascinating characters aren't born—they're built.
Elkins Room
Dec 4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Geomancy for Bibliophiles!

An event where a magician's wisdom and an utterly unique collection of rare magical texts become one.
Crab Nebula
Dec 6
Seattle, Washington

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.
A vintage view of the famous department store.
Dec 7
Chicago, Illinois

Give the Lady What She Wants: A Scavenger Hunt in Marshall Field’s

Explore Chicago's historic State Street department store on this unique scavenger hunt.
Art Deco architecture and sculpture adorn the local public elementary school.
Dec 8
Greenbelt, Maryland

Discover Greenbelt's Utopian Community of Tomorrow

An Art Deco dream to some and a hotbed of radical socialism to others.
Evergreen Cemetery.
Dec 8
Los Angeles, California

Exploring Evergreen Cemetery

Get to know one of the city's oldest and most diverse graveyards, tucked away in Boyle Heights.
Dung Beetle.
Dec 8
Denver, Colorado

Discover the Fascinating World of Beetles

See the largest dung beetle collection in the country! Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Comet Lodge Cemetery discarded headstones.
Dec 8
Seattle, Washington

Walking Tour of Comet Lodge Cemetery

Explore the tragic history and forgotten inhabitants of Seattle’s abandoned Comet Lodge Cemetery.
Dec 8
Los Angeles, California

Public Access Christmas

Holiday magic from the public access dimension.
Dec 14
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

The Tunnels and Trapdoors of Tudor Place by Candlelight

Stroll through the elegant entertaining spaces of a Federal Era mansion, decked with historic Christmas decor, and then explore the tunnels hidden underneath.
Chicago Cultural Center.
Dec 15
Chicago, Illinois

Breakfast With Tiffany’s…Mosaics

A walking tour of Chicago's Loop, highlighting its brilliant mosaic works.
Bollards.
Dec 15
Los Angeles, California

Hunting Bollards in the Wild

Discover a distinctive feature of car culture in a walking tour guided by the 'World's foremost bollard photographer.'
A dream of Christmas.
Dec 16
Chicago

A Silent Christmas

An afternoon of early silent films and an exploration of Chicago's role in the movie business.
Graves of Bruce and Brandon Lee.
Jan 19
Seattle, Washington

Lake View Cemetery Walking Tour

Join us for a walking tour of Lake View Cemetery. Learn about the history of the cemetery, the stories of our city's founders and famous residents, and other Seattle legends as we visit various monuments.
Mar
3 - 9
Tambopata, Peru

Expedition Amazon

Come experience rare wildlife and conservation biology on this adventure deep into the jungle.
Apr
27
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May
7
Morocco

Morocco’s Mountains, Medinas, and Desert Oases

Explore ancient desert fortresses, wander maze-like medinas, and spend your nights in traditional riads and palm-grove oases. Join Atlas Obscura for a week of adventure across Morocco’s spectacular and sprawling terrain.
Oct
16 - 26
Morocco

Morocco’s Mountains, Medinas, and Desert Oases

Explore ancient desert fortresses, wander maze-like medinas, and spend your nights in traditional riads and palm-grove oases. Join Atlas Obscura for a week of adventure across Morocco’s spectacular and sprawling terrain.
Nov 17
Pasadena, California

San Andreas Scavenger Hunt

Discover the signs of Southern California's most threatening earthquake fault, hidden in plain view.
RiNo Graffiti 1
Nov 17
Denver

The Alleys of RiNo

Dig into the intersection of history, art, and culture through Denver's unique murals, graffiti, and street art.
Littleton Cemetery.
Nov 17
Littleton, Colorado

Littleton Cemetery History and Symbolism Tour

Discover pioneers, secret symbols, and cannibals in Littleton's oldest cemetery.
 Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
Nov 17
Los Angeles, California

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

A celebration of life, death, architecture, and the patron saint of Los Angeles.
Nov 17
Columbia City, Washington

Studio Tour: Bespoke Shoemaking

Visit industrial designer and shoemaker Michael Barakat in his studio to learn about the art of shoemaking.
Nov
5 - 17
India

Northern India’s Colorful Cities, Villages, and Celebrations

Visit towering forts and palaces, wander centuries-old ruins, see Agra aglow with lamplight on the first night of Diwali, celebrate Bhai Dooj with a local family, and watch the sun rise over the Taj Mahal and the River Ganges on this immersive journey through Delhi, Rajasthan, and Varanasi.
Applewhite addressing the audience in an initiation video for Heaven's Gate.
Nov 16
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cults at The Convent: Philadelphia and Beyond

Surrender your individuality as we explore various cult movements peripherally and directly connected to Philadelphia.
Nov
3 - 15
India

Northern India’s Colorful Cities, Villages, and Celebrations

Visit towering forts and palaces, explore local villages, experience Diwali with an Indian family, wander centuries-old ruins, learn to cook in a family home, and witness the sunrise over the Taj Mahal and the River Ganges on this immersive tour of Delhi, Rajasthan, and Varanasi.
The Enigma machine, developed by Arthur Scherbius in 1923.
Nov 13
Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Secrets Revealed at the Cryptologic Museum

Break some codes during this after-hours tour of the NSA's vast collection of unclassified and declassified artifacts.
Cricket popcorn.
Nov 11
Denver, Colorado

Microranching on the Range

Join us for a Gastro Obscura event: tour an edible insect farm and enjoy cricket popcorn, beer, and “cricket song” from Emily Wilson and Orange Peel Moses.
Emily Roebling mural.
Nov 11
Brooklyn, New York

In the Shadow of the Great Bridge: A Women’s History Tour of late 19th Century Brooklyn Heights

Join us for a historical walking tour of Brooklyn Heights real estate, architecture, and a healthy dose of scandal.
Nov 11
Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Take a rare opportunity to step inside the hidden world of L.A.-based fashion designer Peter Lai, with an incredible private tour led by the artist himself.
Old Zoo.
Nov 11
Los Angeles, California

Abandoned Zoo Ruins

Roam the grounds of L.A.'s old zoo, former home of Ivan the Terrible.
Flektro Studios.
Nov 10
Van Nuys, California

Illuminating the Art of Neon

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour and glass-bending demonstration at Flektro Studios, the private workshop of neon artist Michael Flechtner.
A ghost ship peaceful on the water.
Nov 10
Nanjemoy, Maryland

In Search of the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

Maryland’s “Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay” is the largest concentration of shipwrecks in the Western Hemisphere. Join us by kayak as we venture through the nearly 200 vessels that lie there.
Louie Gong in the studio.
Nov 10
Seattle, Washington

Behind the Scenes at Eighth Generation

A unique opportunity to meet Louie Gong, the Inspired Natives Project founder.