Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

The Ultimate Guide to America's National Parks
General Sherman
The "Wall Street" section of Zion Narrows in Zion National Park
Checkerboard Mesa
The Top - Moro Rock at Sequoia National Park

The Ultimate Guide to America's National Parks

Big or small, urban or remote, the parks are full of nature, history, and surprises.


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17 Wonders of America's National Parks
The Great Kobuk Sand Dunes.
Teakettle Junction.
New River Gorge Bridge
Horsetail Falls.
Tharp's Log.
Nestled in the caves

17 Wonders of America's National Parks

From Arctic sand dunes and precariously balanced rocks to homes carved into trees and cliffs.


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13 Spectacular Bridges That May Make You Lose Your Lunch
Canopy walkway at Lekki Conservation Center.
Looking up the pass. The trestle seems a lot narrower than it is.
Facing east.
Ponte alla Luna.
The Inca Bridge, a backdoor to Machu Picchu.

13 Spectacular Bridges That May Make You Lose Your Lunch

Beautiful treks, not for the faint of heart.


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13 Places to Wade Into the Wondrous History of Sewers
Chandelier Hall in the Cologne sewage system.
In the Barcelona sewer system.
Cloaca Maxima's outfall is near the Ponte Rotto bridge.
Find the lamp on a quiet side street just off the Strand.
The exhibit is both informative and disgusting.
Brighton's Victorian Sewers

13 Places to Wade Into the Wondrous History of Sewers

From guided tours of the world below to a chunk of a fatberg.


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The Ultimate Guide to the World's Food Museums
The "Bakauke Inari" shrine.
Two giant cones of pommes frites greet visitors.
The inner-workings of an espresso machine on display at MUMAC.
China Watermelon Museum
Captain Beany in the Baked Bean Museum of Excellence.

The Ultimate Guide to the World's Food Museums

From pizza to potatoes, these 81 museums pay homage to food history.


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8 Remote Medieval Hermitages in Central Italy
Detail of the 16th-century Compianto.
The altar inside the hermitage.
The monastery of Greccio.

8 Remote Medieval Hermitages in Central Italy

Built into cliffs and carved from rock formations, these sanctuaries are the ultimate escape for one of our top contributors.


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