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53 upcoming events in 23 cities.

From Washington, D.C., District of Columbia to Tambopata, Peru, and beyond.

Aug 19
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

The Art of the Skull

Come paint ethically sourced deer skulls and take a peek inside the world of bone collectors.
Aug 19
Oaks, Pennsylvania

X Marks the Spot at the American Treasure Tour!

Exclusive access granted as never before to delicate Wurlitzers, creepy clowns, and The Noid in this shared space in this insane explosion of kitsch history.
Aug 19
Denver, Colorado

Dolls, Demographics, and Dysentery

Enjoy complimentary beer from Grandma's House Brewing Company while learning about how history influenced toys and how toys influenced history.
Aug
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Oregon

Total Eclipse

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder.
"The Ale-House Door" by Henry Singleton, c. 1790
Aug 26
Alexandria, united states

On the Trail of D.C.'s First Brewmaster

Sip historic beers and walk in the footsteps of the District's first brewer, Andrew Wales.
Aug 26
Queens, NY

New York's Long-Lost Industrial Revolution

Explore the forgotten skeletons of "Americas Workshop" surrounding Dutch Kills and the troubled Newtown Creek Watershed.
Chicago Cultural Center
Aug 26
Chicago, Illinois

Breakfast With Tiffany’s… Mosaics

A walking tour of Chicago's Loop, highlighting its brilliant mosaic works.
Old Zoo
Aug 26
Los Angeles, California

Abandoned Zoo Ruins

Roam the grounds of L.A.'s old zoo, former home of Ivan the Terrible.
Wellington Avalanche
Aug 26
Skykomish, Washington

Hiking Washington's Railroad History

Join us for an afternoon hike as we learn about Washington State's early railroad history, and explore the remnants of its deadliest avalanche.
Buddha Bar
Aug 26
San Francisco, California

Historic Neon Signs of Chinatown Tour

Discover remnants from San Francisco's golden age of neon.
Juice Magazine and Cartwheel Art tours! Jeff Ho, Buddy N Bettie, Cindy Schwarzstein, Dan Levy, and Michael Torquato DeNicola
Aug 27
Venice

Venice Beach: Dogtown

Explore the radical roots of skate, surf, and street art culture in Venice Beach with Atlas Obscura and Cartwheel Art Tours.
Diorama #8 "God's Universal Form"
Aug 27
Los Angeles, California

Bhagavad-gita Museum

Ready to experience Krishna's Transcendental Manifestations?
Aug 27
Chicago, Illinois

Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th-century body snatcher — today!
Aug 28
Washington, D.C., United States

Discovering Dupont Underground

Decades after Dupont's underground trolley tunnels were abandoned, they're alive once again.
Aug 30
Chicago, Illinois

Grave Robbing 101

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th-century body snatcher — today!
"Constellation"
Sep 2
Fishkill, New York

Twilight Falls On Bannerman’s Castle Ruins

Explore the stunning ruins of Bannerman Castle, by boat and by land, in this extended nighttime tour, as you gaze up upon Melissa McGill's light installation, "Constellation."
Pee Wee Herman on Broadway
Sep 3
Glendale, California

Creatures Under Construction

These fascinating characters aren't born—they're built.
Sep 7
Brooklyn, New York

Plan Your 2018 Atlas Obscura Adventure

Get a glimpse into all the international expeditions we have in store over drinks and conversation.
Wait until it stops, the carousel in 1925
Sep 9
Glen Echo

Round & Round: The Rebirth of Glen Echo's Dentzel Carousel

Come for a spin as we learn about the Dentzel Carousel of Glen Echo Park.
Sep 9
Queens, New York

New York City Secrets Within Calvary Cemetery

Explore NYC history, hidden inside sculptural monuments and mafioso grave sites, as you take in iconic city views on this walking tour.
View of the ruins from the hillside. The original stairs would have come down on the far left. The curved edge of the original aquarium and the outline of the diving well are on the right.
Sep 9
San Francisco, California

Secrets of Sutro Baths & Lands End Tour

Explore San Francisco's iconic ruin.
Sep 9
Chatsworth, California

Vegan Food Factory

Discover how vegan mayonnaise is made on this exclusive factory tour of Follow Your Heart Restaurant.
Sep 9
Denver, Colorado

A Love Affair With Lager: Colorado's Beer History from an Expert Insider

Learn about the hidden history of beer in Colorado.
USS Potomac
Sep 9
Oakland, California

Cruise the Bay on the USS Potomac with Baykeeper

Sail on F.D.R.'s Presidential Yacht, dubbed the "Floating White House"
Sep 9
Brooklyn, New York

Concerts in the Catacombs - Soul Night

Join us as we open the Catacombs in Green-Wood cemetery for an evening of hip-shaking rock and sweet soul, reverberating within smooth, stone vaults.
A photochrom postcard published by the Detroit Photographic Company
Sep 10
Los Angeles, California

The Lost and Long-Gone Graveyards of Los Angeles

Join writer and Field Agent Hadley Meares as we tour the sites of LA's forgotten burial grounds.
IMPOSTERS!
Sep 14
Brooklyn, New York

Atlas Obscura LIVE! IMPOSTERS

Special guests join the writers and editors of Atlas Obscura for our very own, totally authentic variety show!
Sep
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Oct
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Los Angeles, California

See/Saw

An Immersion into a Magician's Mind.
Sep 15
New York, New York

'Cookery' from the Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine

Thumb through the history of cookery, including the oldest surviving cookbook in the West.
Looking over Eastern Branch Bridge
Sep 16
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Unseen Anacostia

Discover the folklore of DC's most historic Historic District with award-winning author John Muller.
Sleeping Beauty's castle, in Disneyland. Anaheim, CA
Sep 16
Anaheim, California

The Secret Life of Disneyland

Discover the hidden world inside the Magic Kingdom.
Sep 16
Denver, Colorado

Through the Looking Glass: an Immersive Alice in Wonderland Adventure

Explore fifteen rooms of mystery and riddles in Denver's maddest adult tea party.
Sep 16
Chicago, Illinois

A Day at the Circus with Atlas Obscura

Experience the history of famous circus acts — and you might even get to try them yourself!
Sep 16
Brooklyn, New York

Secret Mausoleum Club: The Third Gathering

The most secret gatherings in New York City have been under lock-and-key for centuries, until now.
Sep 19
New York, New York

After-Hours Movie Night At the Explorers Club

Slip inside the legendary clubhouse for an evening of curated film shorts of the most adventurous kind, plus small bites and drinks.
Swale
Sep 20
New York, New York

Explore Amaro and Herbalism Onboard a Floating Forest

Join us in Manhattan’s only verdant vessel for a stimulating sensory tasting of the Italian elixir.
Sep 20
Chicago, Illinois

Grave Robbing 101 | September

Tour relics of the old city cemetery and learn all you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th-century body snatcher — today!
Sep 21
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plan Your 2018 Atlas Obscura Adventure

Get a glimpse into all the international adventures we have in store over drinks and conversation.
Sep 23
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Atlas Obscura & Laurel Hill Cemetery Present: Into the Veil

 Life is eternal. Death is merely a change in condition…
60-inch telescope
Sep 23
Los Angeles, California

60-Inch Telescope

Step into the darkness for an evening of planets, globular clusters, planetary nebulae, and colorful double stars at the Mt. Wilson Observatory.
Sep 24
Los Angeles, California

Heritage Square Twilight Tour

A rare, after-hours stroll through the living history of Victorian-era Southern California.
The Burns Archive
Sep 27
New York, New York

Visit The Burns Archive

Explore a staggering private collection of photographs depicting medical, social, and historical change.
Baboon Appliqué from an Animal Mummy.
Sep 28
Brooklyn, New York

Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt: An Art History Happy Hour Event

An evening of shrouded art history lectures, ancient Egyptology, conserved critters, plus beer and wine!
Ryan And Regina
Sep
30
Oct
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Brooklyn, New York

Oddities Flea Market - Exclusive VIP Presale

Explore a private preview of the curiosities on sale in the second edition of the Oddities Flea Market, hosted by Ryan Matthew Cohn!
Sep 30
Denver, Colorado

Pinball Wizardess

Learn from the best: Join the Denver Obscura Society for a pinball clinic with Helena Walter Higgins, the reigning women's world pinball champion.
Oct 12
Brooklyn

Real/Fake Science: An Interactive Experiment Salon

Test your ability to distinguish the facts from the alternative facts.
Oct 14
Pasadena, California

San Andreas Scavenger Hunt

Discover the signs of Southern California's most threatening earthquake fault, hidden in plain view.
Oct 14
Seattle, Washington

Lake View Cemetery Walking Tour

Join field agent Jared Steed for a walking tour of Seattle’s historic Lake View Cemetery. Learn about the history of the cemetery, the unique stories of Seattle’s founders and its most famous residents.
60-inch telescope
Oct 21
Los Angeles, California

60-Inch Telescope

Step into the darkness for an evening of planets, globular clusters, planetary nebulae, and colorful double stars at the Mt. Wilson Observatory.
New York Academy of Medicine Rare Book Room
Nov 8
New York

New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room: Women and Medicine

Discover the fascinating history of women's health issues, medicine, and midwifery through an after-hours exploration of the Rare Book Room's incredible collection.
Circa 1987
Nov
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Los Angeles, California

Bunk Up On the Battleship IOWA

An exclusive overnight on the historic USS Iowa under some big guns.
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Nov 11
Seattle, Washington

Exploring the Tragedies of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

Join us for a walking tour of Seattle’s Mt. Pleasant Cemetery to learn the unique stories of the victims of some of Washington’s most infamous tragedies.
Mar
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Tambopata, Peru

Expedition Amazon

Come experience rare wildlife and conservation biology on this adventure deep into the jungle.
Aug 16
New York, New York

New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room: Astronomy and Astrology

Peer inside early books from the Rare Book Room's incredible collection to discover what happened when our ancestors looked outward—and upward.
Lincoln Park
Aug 15
San Francisco, California

The Lost Cemetery of Lands End

A evening of tombstone hunting and history at the former City Cemetery
Aug 14
Denver, Colorado

An Evening with Bigfoot

Join Jim Myers, creator of the Sasquatch Outpost Research Team, for a night of investigation into the Sasquatch phenomenon.
The Lady Washington
Aug 13
Seattle, Washington

Monsters and Music aboard Lady Washington

Enjoy a night of sailing, songs, and nautical lore aboard the tall ship Lady Washington.
Aug 13
Seattle, Washington

Mechanical Music

Learn about the history of mechanical music and how musical boxes work in this hands-on mini-workshop with Antiquarian Horologist Nico Cox.
MacArthur Park, 2001
Aug 13
Los Angeles, California

MacArthur Park

Experience an afternoon of historic architecture, forgotten public art, and hidden history.
Aug 12
Chicago, Illinois

A History of Whispers: Reliving Queer Deviance and Vice

Join Field Agent Patti Swanson and Queer Historian Andie Meadows for a walking tour of LGBTQ history, featuring tales of madams, mobsters, and more.
Aug 12
Denver, Colorado

Riches, Ruin, and Redemption at The Lumber Baron Inn

Explore one of Denver's most historic homes. Learn about its dark past. Enjoy tea and crumpets.
automatic press
Aug 12
North Hollywood, California

Screen Time at The Print Lab

A custom garment printing demonstration & workshop.
Miradero Gates
Aug 12
Glendale, California

The Strange Life of Glendale's First Family

Dive into the history of this eccentric Edwardian estate.
View of Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park
Aug 11
Chicago, Illinois

Mansions, Merchants & Mystery: Hunting for the History of Wicker Park

Our newest “Google-proof” scavenger hunt, set in Chicago’s Wicker Park.
NIST-F1
Aug 11
Boulder, Colorado

Cesium Fountain Atomic Clock Tour

Bring your pathetic wristwatch and vainly compare it to its CLOCK MASTER!
Evidence of the largest still in D.C., claimed by the IRS in 1922
Aug 9
Washington, D.C.

Raising a Glass to the Spirits and Outlaws of D.C.

Join us for a drink or two as we talk Prohibition in our nation's capital with historian and author Garrett Peck.
Aug 6
Culver City, California

The Magic of Stop Motion & Live Action Animation

It's more than playing with dolls.
Aug 6
Washington, D.C.

Misbehavior and Mayhem on Capitol Hill

Join former White House speechwriter Ed Moser for the definitive tour on Congressional chaos.
Aug 6
Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Step inside the private collection of fashion designer Peter Lai.