Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

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
Contestants line up for the Tuff Shed Coffin Races
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
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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