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Chicago, Illinois

Hidden Wonders in the Pullman Historic District

Join us for a night of unusual access as we celebrate the Atlas Obscura book launch at a very special location!

Join us in Chicago on October 23rd as we celebrate the release of the very first Atlas Obscura book: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders!

Keeping in strict observance of all things unusual and wondrous, Atlas Obscura invites you to join us for a special access event within Chicago's Pullman Historic District—one of the absolute newest of our country's National Monuments. In true Atlas Obscura fashion, we're keeping the exact location a surprise, to be disclosed exclusively to ticket holders prior to the event! Come experience this uniquely preserved neighborhood—a model factory town and America's first industrial planned community—inducted into history's hallowed halls as an official National Monument in February 2015 by President and South-Side Chicagoan Barack Obama.

The evening's program will include free catering, an open bar, and live music—and of course, your own glittering new copy of the Explorer's Guide courtesy of Anderson's Bookshop. Together with Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras and author Ella Morton, we'll delve into the most astonishing and curious locations featured in the book; afterwards, you'll have the chance to ask questions and have your book signed. All the while, in a sense, you'll be experiencing the book from the inside: Pullman is one of the unique locations featured within the Explorer's Guide's very pages.

From the Glowworm Caves of New Zealand to the bioluminescent squid of Toyama Bay, each entry includes location information and tips on when and how best to get there—and how much to bribe the guard to get you inside. An immersive cabinet of curiosities that’s meant to inspire wonderlust as much as wanderlust by sharing places that could never be found without a tip from someone in the know, Atlas Obscura proves that the world is vast and there are marvelous treasures behind every corner—if you just know where to look.

Ride in style with Atlas Obscura!
Tickets including roundtrip transportation by charter bus are available for an additional $15. The ride will include a short informational tour about the site's history. 

Buses will depart at 4 PM from the corner of Michigan and Adams Avenue (the historic site of the Pullman Office Building).

If you're driving yourself, click here for directions

Advance ticket sales only.

DETAILS:
Sunday, October 23; 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Individual Ticket + Atlas Obscura Book - $65
Individual Ticket, Book and RT Transportation - $80

Duo Ticket (2 admissions + 1 Atlas Obscura book) - $100
Duo Ticket, 1 Book and RT Transportation - $130

This event is one of 13 taking place across the country to celebrate the launch of Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders. See the full event line-up here.