The World's Top 100 Wonders in 2018 - Atlas Obscura Lists

The World's Top 100 Wonders in 2018

The strange and unusual places Atlas Obscura readers wanted to visit most in 2018.

In 2018, Atlas Obscura’s community marked “Want to Visit” more than one million times across our worldwide database of approximately 15,000 strange and unusual places. The Top 100 hidden wonders span three continents and nine countries.

Leading the pack is the Sloth Center in Rainier, Oregon—home to the largest captive population of adult sloths in the world. In second, the Atlas Obscura community selected Horseshoe Bend, a dramatic archaeological wonder in Page, Arizona. And in third? The ever-creepy Alcatraz Island in San Francisco.

The top five cities represented in 2018’s Top 100 were New York, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Supai, Arizona

Havasupai Falls

This secluded aqua waterfall in the Grand Canyon is the perfect swimming hole, and the Havasupai tribe's fiercely protected natural wonder.
Sponsored by Lincoln
Key West, Florida

Dry Tortugas

These remote Florida islands have a history of sea turtles and sunken treasures, and one of the world's largest coastal brick fortresses.
Sponsored by Lincoln