Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

Baby Jumping and Worm Charming: 60 of the World's Oddest Traditions
The dandiest frog of them all
Naki Sumo Baby Crying Contest
If you're not dressing up (or posing with someone who is), you're doing it wrong
Chios Rocket War
A monster with two smaller monsters in tow.

Baby Jumping and Worm Charming: 60 of the World's Oddest Traditions

Some of the weirdest rites and rituals, from Ethiopia to Louisiana.


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Take a Jurassic Road Trip To These 13 Dinosaur Parks
No less frightful for being fake.
The tyrannosaurus rex greets visitors.
"The Greatest Heart."

Take a Jurassic Road Trip To These 13 Dinosaur Parks

Prehistoric roadside attractions line the highways of Oregon to Masachussetts.


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38 Museums Devoted Entirely to Food, From the Delicious to the Disgusting
The museum is really an interactive bakery.
Entrance to the Cork Butter Museum
Moxie Museum
The finished product
Painstaking, life-size recreation of a 1958 ramen boom town.

38 Museums Devoted Entirely to Food, From the Delicious to the Disgusting

The perfect places to whet your appetite.


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The Unusual Sights of Manhattan's Financial District
Mmuseumm
Interior view (December 2016)
Detail of the Tiffany-designed elevators. Economical cast iron, not bronze!
Barthman's Sidewalk Clock
Gravestone at Trinity Churchyard.

The Unusual Sights of Manhattan's Financial District

An off-the-beaten-path walking tour of weird and wonderful sights at the tip of the Manhattan Isle.


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New York City's Most Accessible Abandoned Ruins
Fort Richmond ruins, Fort Wadsworth.
Inside the Tent of Tomorrow of the New York State Pavilion (2009)
One of the formidable Harris Batteries.

New York City's Most Accessible Abandoned Ruins

11 essential stops on an urban explorer's tour of New York.


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17 Places to Mentally Escape To While Waiting for Election Results
Kuang Si Waterfalls
Valle dei Mulini
Carezza Lake at the foot of the Dolomites
Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern
Giant Head

17 Places to Mentally Escape To While Waiting for Election Results

Close your eyes and bask in the serenity of these beautiful destinations for your own peace of mind.


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