Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

21 Cool and Unusual Kid-Friendly Places in New York City
The outside of The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company.
Ice cream cone from the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.
The Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park.

21 Cool and Unusual Kid-Friendly Places in New York City

Hidden gems to earn you major parent brownie points.


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12 Ancient Scientific Instruments You Can Still See Today
The Antikythera mechanism.
The courtyard in the main complex.
The nilometer of Rhoda Island near Cairo
The azimuth theodolite.
Aerial view of the Bighorn Medicine Wheel

12 Ancient Scientific Instruments You Can Still See Today

These incredible tools were used to understand the world thousands of years ago.


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Strange Tombs and Cemeteries in New Orleans
Marie Laveau's tomb in 2005
Cemetery in 2015
Nicolas Cage's Pyramid Tomb
Main entrance
Tomb of the Unknown Slave

Strange Tombs and Cemeteries in New Orleans

The most unusual final resting places in the Big Easy's "Cities of the Dead."


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The Short-Lived Octagon House Craze of the 19th Century
T.M. Younglove Octagon House.
McElroy Octagon House
The Octagon House
The Point Lobos Marine Exchange Lookout Station seen from the access road
The center of 19th-century camp life was this octagon-frame building, now turned into the present museum

The Short-Lived Octagon House Craze of the 19th Century

Six places to visit some of America's last eight-sided homes.


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9 Favorite Children's Book Characters, Immortalized in Bronze
The Paddington Bear statue at Paddington station.
The Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park.
Mrs Mallard and her entire brood.
Dr Seuss, Cat in the Hat, and a book with lines from Oh The Places You'll Go.
Ramona in the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Park.
Peter Pan is the boy who never grows up.

9 Favorite Children's Book Characters, Immortalized in Bronze

Visit Paddington Bear, Ramona Quimby, and other childhood heroes in person.


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A 12-Stop Road Trip of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Most Surprising Designs
Blue Sky Mausoleum.
Darwin Martin House Complex.
Skylights on the exterior porch made of red cypress.
A restored Wright house on the Burnham Block.
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Lamp House

A 12-Stop Road Trip of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Most Surprising Designs

A UFO-inspired church, a futurist gas station, and more deep cuts.


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