15 On-Campus Oddities and Treasures - Atlas Obscura Lists

15 On-Campus Oddities and Treasures

There's a lot to learn beyond the classroom, if you know where to look.

The college and university campuses that dot the United States are not only halls of knowledge and home to thousands of students, but they also hold hidden wonders—some that even the most campus-savvy senior might have passed many times without a second thought. These oddities add to the uniqueness and allure of the campuses they call home, and often offer some tidbits of history outside the classroom.

These artifacts run the spectrum from geological formations and a single tree that produces cherries, peaches, nectarines, and plums, to name a few, to Ming Dynasty stone lions and a Cadillac encased in concrete. Every university around the world has its hidden secrets. Here are some of our favorite finds in the United States.