Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

A Geeky Guide to the Scientific Wonders of North America
Devil's Kettle.
108 years and counting.
Venus flytraps growing wild in North Carolina
Braaaaaaaains

A Geeky Guide to the Scientific Wonders of North America

From geological mysteries to atomic age attractions, Science Friday highlights 30 places every science nerd should visit.


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Novus Ordo Seclorum: 14 Places to Unearth Masonic Secrets
The House of the Temple.
Statue of George Washington
Statue of William Morgan

Novus Ordo Seclorum: 14 Places to Unearth Masonic Secrets

Your best bets for gaining insight into the real history of Freemasonry.


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The Quirkiest Local Landmarks in Small-Town America
Albino Squirrels of Olney, Illinois
Rooster and pedestrian-friendly median
The statue seen from the banks of the river.

The Quirkiest Local Landmarks in Small-Town America

21 oddities that became iconic neighborhood fixtures for those in the know.


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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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