Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

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6 Restaurants That Celebrate Black History
The original Woolworth lunch counter is largely intact at the museum.
An image of the Greensboro Woolworth lunch counter sit-in illuminates the cafe interior.
The humble exterior.

6 Restaurants That Celebrate Black History

From civil-rights safe havens to places of pivotal protest, these restaurants have served more than food.


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7 Places Outside the U.S. That Celebrate Resistance and Emancipation
The memorial.
The Cotton Tree
Statue viewed from the side.
The statue.
Nathaniel Dett Memorial Chapel

7 Places Outside the U.S. That Celebrate Resistance and Emancipation

The ills of the Atlantic slave trade permeated the globe. So does the idea of freedom.


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A Memorable Mexico Road Trip With One of Our Top Contributors

A Memorable Mexico Road Trip With One of Our Top Contributors

Searching for myths, legends, ghost stories, and more.


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22 of America's Best Preserved Ghost Towns
Silver City Ghost Town
Ardmore Ghost Town
Red Oak II
The old Appalachian Club.
The ghost town.

22 of America's Best Preserved Ghost Towns

These once-booming settlements now exist in a sad, beautiful state of emptiness.


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9 Wondrous Places Where Water Meets the Woods
Ira Lalaro
Trunk and roots of the Millennium Tree.
The ghost forest in the fog.
Badu Mangroves.

9 Wondrous Places Where Water Meets the Woods

From river-loving cypresses to soggy ancient forests.


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12 Bars and Restaurants With Music on the Menu

12 Bars and Restaurants With Music on the Menu

Hear jazz in a Chinese restaurant and a pipe organ in a pizzeria.


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