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Las Vegas, Nevada

Atlas Obscura at the Las Vegas Book Festival

Hear stories of strange places and unexpected adventure at this free event.

As part of the 16th Annual Las Vegas Book Festival, Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras will be giving a presentation of highlights from the New York Times bestseller Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders.

Join us for this free event at the Historic Fifth Street School to hear all about a giant flaming hole in the Turkmenistan desert, Japanese monks who mummify themselves, bridges made of aerial tree roots, and much, much more.

Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A and book signing. Copies of Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders will be available for purchase.

For your own adventuring, there is also the new Explorer's Journal, which includes a brief guide, with maps, to finding the hidden magic in a dozen of the world's most interesting cities, from New York to Shanghai to Budapest to Tokyo to Cairo.

The event is free and does not require tickets.