Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

10 Places That Will Take You to Potato Paradise
Two giant cones of pommes frites greet visitors.
The entrance to your humble abode.
Potato vending machine.
Potatoes on the tomb.

10 Places That Will Take You to Potato Paradise

Take a global tuber tour.


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10 Places to Savor Indigenous Cuisine in North America
Preparing blue corn for atole.

10 Places to Savor Indigenous Cuisine in North America

Celebrate the culinary prowess of Native cultures with squash burritos, sumac-seared bison, and more.


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10 Places to See Silicon Valley History IRL
Hewlett and Packard started working in the garage in 1938
The site in 2017.
The Apple garage.

10 Places to See Silicon Valley History IRL

A low-tech look at the origins of high tech.


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10 Wondrous, Waterless Whales
Fetal whale skeleton
Ethyl.
Whales of Iceland
Whale Bone Alley

10 Wondrous, Waterless Whales

From massive, still-oozing skeletons to a behemoth made of thousands of pounds of recycled plastic.


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Fish Out of Water
Closeup of Man with Fish.
The fish bikes across Lewis Park pond.
Man working at Acme
Shark Girl.

Fish Out of Water

From soaring sculptures to smoked spreads, here are 14 places to see aquatic life without getting wet.


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Around the World in 8 Wondrously Uncrowded Beaches
The Neptune Bar before the party
The green sand on Papakōlea.
The detailed masonry of prewar Liverpool is gradually being washed away.
View from the top of the cliff.
Blåvand Beach Bunker Mules.
One of many penguin colonies on Bertha's Beach.

Around the World in 8 Wondrously Uncrowded Beaches

Here, social distancing is all but guaranteed.


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