Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

15 Statues that Celebrate Real Women
The sculpture at the U.S. Capitol Building rotunda.
Detail of the bust.
Tatyana Markus memorial
Henrietta Lacks Statue
Harriet E. Wilson Memorial
Marie-Jeanne Valet vs. the Beast of Gevaudan

15 Statues that Celebrate Real Women

What do a heavy metal grandma, a Ukrainian resistance fighter, and Susan B. Anthony have in common?


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Jessica Mendoza's 16 Watery Wonders of the Western United States
Thor's Well.
Paint Mines Interpretive Park
The lake (2)
Horsetail Falls.

Jessica Mendoza's 16 Watery Wonders of the Western United States

Grab a life jacket and a wetsuit!


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Tim Howard's 11 Music and Food Destinations to Fuel the Soul
Ice cream cone from the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.
Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum
A perfect place for cocktails.
Entrance on Union Ave, just around the corner from Beale Street
Pecan Pie Vending Machine

Tim Howard's 11 Music and Food Destinations to Fuel the Soul

Food may nourish the body, but music feeds the soul


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Leonardo Nam's 16 Quirky Roadside Attractions
The Rock and Fossil and Dinosaur Shop
Sign for location. Can be seen from Interstate 55.
The Wave Organ, San Francisco Bay
Mmuseumm

Leonardo Nam's 16 Quirky Roadside Attractions

Rediscover the spirit of classic Americana


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12 Extraordinary Women-Run Restaurants Around the World

12 Extraordinary Women-Run Restaurants Around the World

From feminism to civil rights, there's more on their menus than delicious food.


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The Ruins of South Carolina
Old Sheldon Church
Remains of South Carolina's second brick powder magazine (source: spinkk/Atlas Obscura)
Overgrown headstones at the Unitarian Cemetery.

The Ruins of South Carolina

Historic ruins and abandoned complexes with stories to tell.


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