Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

19 Places to Find the World's Creepiest Toys
La Isla de las Muñecas
Robert the Doll
Lviv's Yard Of Lost Toys
On Doll's Head Trail

19 Places to Find the World's Creepiest Toys

You won't see these macabre playthings on anyone's Christmas list.


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A Delicious Guide To the History and Science of Food
The Grave of John Matthews
This is the Irwindale California headquarters of Huy Fong Foods.
Mesolithic rock painting of a honey hunter harvesting honey and wax from a bees nest in a tree. (Dating around 8000 to 6000 BC)
Waiter Carriers at Gordonsville.
Earth Eagle Brewings
The Citrus Variety Collection at UC Riverside

A Delicious Guide To the History and Science of Food

Eight places to get a literal taste of the gastronomical landscape around us.


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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 Massachusetts.


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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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