Atlas Obscura is organizing trips! Join us on an adventure »
Today Only: 50% off Atlas Obscura books and calendars at Barnes & Noble »
  • member
    since
  • places
    I've been
  • places
    I want to go
  • place
    added
  • places
    edited
Loading map...
The corsair wreck off of the coast of Oahu.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Corsair Plane Wreck Dive Site

This WWII plane died a quiet death, and is now a garden eel playground.
21.2187, -157.7414
The final pool emptying into the ocean
Kula, Hawaii

'Ohe'o Gulch Pools (Seven Sacred Pools)

A series of waterfalls and pools flow through the O'heo Gulch and into the ocean.
20.6634, -156.0424
Kealakekua, Hawaii

Captain Cook Monument

A controversial memorial at the place where Captain Cook met his violent end.
19.4813, -155.9334
'Akaka Falls
Pepeekeo, Hawaii

'Akaka Falls

These picturesque Hawaiian falls are home to a rare species of fish that uses a special sucker to climb up cliffs.
19.8531, -155.1565
The Canada France Hawaii Telescope.
Hilo, Hawaii

Mauna Kea

Earth's tallest volcano is home to a dozen world-class observatories.
19.8244, -155.4733
San Gimignano, Italy

Towers of San Gimignano

These medieval skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this small Tuscan town.
43.4676, 11.0431
Winston Churchill Ave. runs across the Gibraltar Airport runway.
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar Airport

Single runway interrupted by a busy road that cuts across its middle.
36.1512, -5.3500
Ronda, Spain
Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Three bridges, two historical sections of city, and one giant canyon make up this fantastic Spanish settlement.
36.7404, -5.1644
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
47.5574, 10.7495
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
48.1378, 11.5759
Amidst spring colors
Bergen, Norway

Fløibanen Funicular

A favorite with sightseers, this Norwegian funicular provides easy access to a stunning view of Bergen and its environs.
60.3964, 5.3286
Steinsdalsfossen
Kvam, Norway

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall

Walk behind a 50-meter-high waterfall.
60.3708, 6.1032
Fantoft Stave Church
Bergen, Norway

Fantoft Stave Church

The burning of this 12th-century church kicked off a campaign of Norwegian Black Metal terror.
60.3393, 5.3532
Timms Hill
Ogema, Wisconsin

Timms Hill

The highest point in Wisconsin is capped by two towers that are not as mythic as Tolkien's but provide much better views.
45.4537, -90.1990
Hayward, Wisconsin

Shrine to Anglers

143 feet of leaping muskie whose mouth can be used as a wedding venue.
46.0063, -91.4782
The gym
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
33.9854, -118.4727
Los Angeles, California

King George Hotel

Where a great scandal unfolded with a famous female revivalist at its center.
33.9949, -118.4804
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
45.9031, -123.9610
Looking over the gorge and Columbia River
Corbett, Oregon

Vista House at Crown Point

This extravagant Art Nouveau rest stop features a million-dollar view of the Columbia River.
45.5396, -122.2443
Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

A roaring, awe-inspiring double cascade of icy water flows through woodland Oregon like something out of a Tolkien novel.
45.5318, -122.2913
Brock's Monument
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Brock's Monument

This seemingly cursed monument is dedicated to one of Canada's great war heroes.
43.1602, -79.0529
Toronto, Ontario

CN Tower: The Tallest Metal Staircase on Earth

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
43.6425, -79.3873
View of Casa Loma from the garden
Toronto, Ontario

Casa Loma

A 98-room castle in the middle of Toronto that bankrupted a 19th century electricity multimillionaire.
43.6781, -79.4094
Mackinac County, Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge

The fourth-longest suspension bridge the world, connecting one Michigan peninsula to another.
45.8160, -84.7270