Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

The Quietest Spots in America’s Loudest City
Blockhouse No. 1
Manhattan schist
Barrow Street Garden
Kingsland Wildflowers.
A rock formation at the New York Chinese Scholar's Garden

The Quietest Spots in America’s Loudest City

Keep calm and immerse yourself in New York's urban arcadia.


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8 of the Rudest Places on Earth
Ragged Ass Road
Close up of some of the crowded and near-illegible accusation
Shit Fountain
The Dove today
 Al Ba’sa, or The Grudge, Beirut's thinnest building.
Classmates.

8 of the Rudest Places on Earth

Beware these yikes-worthy street names, sculptures, and more.


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17 Jaw-Dropping Cliffhangers
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Mohon del Trigo Observatory
The pulleys
Ben Abeba Restaurant
Aerial view of Sphinx Observatory

17 Jaw-Dropping Cliffhangers

Precarious observatories, windswept lighthouses, remote monasteries, and other places that are literally on the edge.


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15 Surprisingly Romantic Places in Los Angeles
Venice of America Canals
Portal of books.
Nighttime in front of LACMA.
Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden.
Bottom of the station

15 Surprisingly Romantic Places in Los Angeles

Consider these spots for a unique Valentine's Day celebration.


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14 Surprisingly Romantic Places in Chicago
The fern garden.
The Henry Rokham House
Obama Kissing Rock
The exterior of Quimby's

14 Surprisingly Romantic Places in Chicago

The most interesting spots to spend Valentine's Day in the Windy City.


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7 Spots to Strike Explorer’s Gold
Aerial view of Fort Egbert.
The Dawson Paddlewheel Graveyard
The Chicken chicken.
Skagway Centennial statue with the train in the background.
Arctic Brotherhood Hall.
Artifacts and information inside the museum.

7 Spots to Strike Explorer’s Gold

Follow the footsteps of 100,000 prospectors to these Klondike Gold Rush spots in the Yukon.


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