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The Atlas Obscura Guide To

Hidden United States

Discover 5,666 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in the United States

States & Territories

Upcoming United States Events


Los Angeles, California


An Immersion into a Magician's Mind.
Oct 22

Silver Spring, Maryland

Where 55,000 Best Friends Lie

Join us on an exclusive Halloween-themed tour of the country's second-oldest pet cemetery, Aspin Hill Memorial Park.
The Getty Tomb
Oct 22

Chicago, Illinois

Graceland Cemetery Walking Tour

Explore both the celebrated and overlooked histories of Graceland Cemetery.
Kingsland Wildflowers Overlooking Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Digester Eggs
Oct 23

Brooklyn, New York

Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide

Untapped Cities’ Michelle Young and Augustin Pasquet preview their newest book on the borough’s hidden gems... inside one of Brooklyn’s most secret locations, a native wildflower rooftop garden along Newtown Creek.
Oct 23

Denver, Colorado

Speaker Series: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Deep dive into the history of one of fall's most famous cultural experiences.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders.
Oct 25

San Diego, California

Adventures by the Book at Cafe Coyote

Swap thrilling travel stories with us over Mexican food and margaritas.
Stealing the Mead of Poetry
Oct 25

Brooklyn, New York

Mead is Magic, Wine is Medicine

Join us for a tasting and discussion of the centuries-old beliefs behind mead, the world's oldest adult beverage, in New York City's first commercial meadery.
Oct 26

New York, New York

The Burns Archive Presents the Art of Japanese Hand Painted Photography

A rare look at a jewel of the Burns Archive collection, topped off with a sampling of sake.
Oct 26

Washington, D.C.

Death Comes to Tudor Place

Draw your final breath on this after-dark tour of the two-century-old historic mansion.
H. H. Holmes
Oct 26

Chicago, Illinois

H. H. Holmes: The Devil Downtown

Trace the downtown footsteps of Chicago's most notorious serial killer.
Where does this lost structure reside today?
Oct 27

Chicago, Illinois

Ghouls, Gargoyles & Ghost Signs: A Historic and Haunted Scavenger Hunt

Our newest Google-proof scavenger hunt isn’t for the faint of heart.
Georgetown Steam Plant
Oct 27

Seattle, Washington

Seattle Phonographers Union at Georgetown Steam Plant

Listen to the world in a new way at this sonic improvisation performed at a historic landmark.

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