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!
We've realized recently that Atlas Obscura only has a few listings in Nashville. 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 Nashville. 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.
Hatch Show Print meetup canceled! Surprise event in its place!
2:00 - 4:00 at the Cracker Barrel Decor Warehouse!
Surprisingly Cracker Barrel decorates all of its museums with actual antiques all collected by the son-in-law of the founders We will be getting a special access tour of the Lebanon, TN warehouse of nearly 100k objects owned by the chain, as well as see the restoration department! Directions will be sent to everyone who RSVPs.
5:30 - 7:00 at the Johnny Cash Museum
After the tour of Nashville's greatest printing press we will be visiting the museum dedicated to country music's greatest star. Filled with pictures & memorabilia from the life of music icon Johnny Cash, we will tour this unique museum and talk about what other Nashville museums should be in Atlas Obscura! Tickets are 20$ and can be bought at the door.
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 Oak Bar in the Hermitage Hotel, also home to a famous men's bathroom we can go have a peak at, to discuss all of Nashville'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!