Excursion to the Adventurers' Club - Atlas Obscura

Los Angeles, California

Excursion to the Adventurers' Club

Hidden above a drug store on a nondescript corner of Lincoln Heights is a private gentlemen's club for intrepid explorers.

Step inside the private headquarters of the Adventurers' Club of Los Angeles for a morning of awe-inspiring tales and a peek into their vast collection of artifacts that includes a shrunken head, Pre-Columbian pottery, a quiver of poison spears, and much more. 

Established in 1922 by Captain John Roulac, the club has gathered for the past 95 years to share their extraordinary expeditions. Currently, they have over one hundred members from a wide variety of professions including scientists, journalists, artists, doctors, pilots, archaeologists, soldiers, mountaineers, hunters, and astronauts. Their travels have taken them to the most remote corners of the world and their harrowing experiences have lead to remarkable discoveries. 

Join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the clubhouse meeting hall, library, dining hall, offices, and extensive collection of treasures donated by members. Club President Eric Streit will share the history of the club and stories of their legendary members such as the 'Real life Indiana Jones,' John Goddard. 


  • Located at the intersection of Broadway and Daly. The entrance is on Broadway, thru the double glass doors, second floor (above the drug store).
  • Street parking available. Please read signs carefully and park at your own discretion. 
  • Recommended for ages 13 and up.


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