Atlas Obscura is hitting the road. Atlas Obscura Co-Founder Dylan Thuras is taking a short road trip, traveling to cities and towns looking to add new hidden places to the Atlas and meeting up with Atlas fans to share adventures along the way. In short, we are looking to find and celebrate the pluralistic beauty and diversity that helps define both America and Atlas Obscura.
At each location the day will end with a meetup at a local bar or coffeeshop for a place-a-thon, a celebration of what is weird and good in the world around us. Come with ideas, and if you have one, bring your laptop. We will get to know each other and add great new locations to the Atlas!
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
We've realized recently that Atlas Obscura only has a few listings in Asheville. We're certain that there is much more wonderful weirdness waiting to be discovered within the city, but we need your help! So come meet up with Dylan, join him for a day of Atlas adventures and bring your ideas for the most under-appreciated hidden wonders of Asheville. Feel free to come to any, all, or just one of the day's events and be sure to introduce yourself. Dylan will be the one with the Atlas Obscura totebag.
2:30 to 4:00 at the Asheville Pinball Museum
We will meet up at the Asheville Pinball Museum the dozens of vintage pinball machines and more than 20 classic video arcade games they house. Located in the old Battery Park Hotel in downtown Asheville, which is itself on the National Register of Historic Places. Come meet up, talk Asheville strangeness and play some vintage pinball machines! (Admission is $13 for all you can play pinball. If you just want to meet up and not play you can opt out of the fee.)
6:30 - 8:00 at the Asheville Odditorium
Finally, for those who couldn't make it out to the adventures (or for those who did and want to relax afterwards with a drink) we will be meeting at the Odditorium on of Asheville's most unusual bars to discuss all of Asheville's great weird locations over food and drinks. This is a chance to hang and talk AO. If you have a laptop we encourage you to bring it so that we can help add your amazing place suggestions to the site!
P.S. The new Atlas Obscura Book will be available for purchase and signing from Dylan at the bar!