Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

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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6 Secrets of the Washington Monument
You'll never unsee it now.
Washington Monument Access Hatch
Alternate view of the pyramidion
Detail of the Mini Monument
The shape has been compared to that of a milk bottle.
Birdseye view of the National Capital

6 Secrets of the Washington Monument

Lightning rods, hidden hatches, and more.


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8 of the Most Unusual Hotels in the Netherlands
The nave has been repurposed to include the reception, restaurants, and guest spaces.
Cube House
The former survival pods offer much more now
Hotel Inntel Zaandam

8 of the Most Unusual Hotels in the Netherlands

Proof the Dutch can convert nearly anything into a place to stay the night.


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The Sunken World Hiding Under the Water's Surface
Jal Mahal
Lago di Vagli
Jenness Beach sunken forest.
The Flooded Crypt of San Zaccaria

The Sunken World Hiding Under the Water's Surface

27 drowned places that used to be above ground.


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Unique Cemeteries in Chicago
Palmer Tomb
Entrance to Bohemian National Cemetery. (Wikimedia Commons)
Confederate Mound.
Grave of Andreas von Zirngibl.
The tomb was built in the 1850s.

Unique Cemeteries in Chicago

Strange and fascinating graveyards to visit in the Second City.


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