The Powerhouse
Jul 28
Seattle

The Center of the Universe: An Insider's Tour

Get the inside scoop on some of Fremont's oldest buildings and learn about the history of the annual Solstice Festival.
Jul 28
California

The 100-Inch Hooker Telescope

Join us at the birthplace of modern astronomy as we gaze through the same telescope used by Edwin Hubble to discover that the universe is expanding.
Jul 29
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Expect the Unexpected: A Walking Tour

In this surprising mystery tour, you'll discover overlooked and odd attractions hidden in plain sight on the streets of Philadelphia.
Jul 29
Los Angeles, California

Exploring Evergreen Cemetery

Explore one of L.A.'s oldest and most diverse graveyards, tucked away in Boyle Heights.
Jennie Rogers' "House of Mirrors"
Jul 29
Denver, Colorado

What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?

A walking tour through Denver's Historic Sin District.
Jul 29
Brooklyn, New York

Secret Mausoleum Club: The Second Gathering

The most secret gatherings in New York City have been under lock-and-key for centuries, until now.
Buddha Bar
Jul 29
San Francisco, California

Historic Neon Signs of Chinatown Tour

Discover remnants from San Francisco's golden age of neon.
Freeway Park
Jul 30
Seattle, Washington

Freeway Park Walking Tour

Explore the first park to ever be built over a freeway.
Fletcher Bowron Square
Jul 30
Los Angeles, California

The Triforium: Interactive Art Gone Awry

Or, the story of a disco spaceship gone dark.
Jul 30
Brooklyn, New York

Concerts in the Catacombs: Reflections of Memento Mori

Join us as we open the Catacombs in Green-Wood Cemetery for an evening of otherworldly orchestration, as performed by the Ladies of the Veil Orchestra and Raya Brass Band. 
Aug 3
Seattle, Washington

A Most Unusual Garden Party Extravaganza

We invite you to a grandiose gala to raise a glass with the wondrously strange Hendrick’s Grand Garnisher!
Mammoth skull donated to the Adventurer's Club in 1925 by club member Joseph Chilberg
Aug 5
Los Angeles, California

Excursion to the Adventurers' Club

Hidden above a drug store on a nondescript corner of Lincoln Heights is a private gentlemen's club for intrepid explorers.
Aug 5
Silver Spring

AFI Silver Theatre & Atlas Obscura Presents: The Third Part of the Night

Join us for a special screening of a Polish horror classic and Q&A about the peculiar real-life events that inspired the film.
Spacesuit
Aug 5
Downey, California

Cradle of the Cosmic Age

Are you ready for some seriously stellar stuff?
Aug 6
Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Step inside the private collection of fashion designer Peter Lai.
Aug 6
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Misbehavior and Mayhem on Capitol Hill

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

The Magic of Stop Motion & Live Action Animation

It's more than playing with dolls.
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.
NIST-F1
Aug 11
Boulder, Colorado

Cesium Fountain Atomic Clock Tour

Bring your pathetic wristwatch and vainly compare it to its CLOCK MASTER!
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.
Miradero Gates
Aug 12
Glendale, California

The Strange Life of Glendale's First Family

Dive into the history of this eccentric Edwardian estate.
automatic press
Aug 12
North Hollywood, California

Screen Time at The Print Lab

A custom garment printing demonstration & workshop.
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.
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.
MacArthur Park, 2001
Aug 13
Los Angeles, California

MacArthur Park

Experience an afternoon of historic architecture, forgotten public art, and hidden history.
Aug 13
Seattle

Mechanical Music: Kids/Family Session

Learn about the history of mechanical music and how musical boxes work in this hands-on mini-workshop with Antiquarian Horologist Nico Cox.
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.
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 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.
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
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 19
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.
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!
"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.
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.
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, sax-fueled surf rock reverberating within smooth, stone vaults.
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.
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 19
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 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.
Ryan And Regina
Sep 30
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!
Oct 14
Pasadena, California

San Andreas Scavenger Hunt

Discover the signs of Southern California's most threatening earthquake fault, hidden in plain view.
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 10
Los Angeles, California

Bunk Up On the Battleship IOWA

An exclusive overnight on the historic USS Iowa under some big guns.
Mar 3
Tambopata, Peru

Expedition Amazon

Come experience rare wildlife and conservation biology on this adventure deep into the jungle.
John Gaughan's Turk
Jul 27
Atwater Village, California

Meet the Turk, the Automaton Chess Player

An evening with one of the most controversial figures of the 19th century, and with the man who brought him back to life.
Neon Works
Jul 23
Oakland, California

Neon Works Shop Tour

Witness the art and craft of neon sign-making amidst a historic collection.
The Getty Tomb
Jul 23
Chicago, Illinois

Graceland Cemetery Walking Tour

Explore both the celebrated and overlooked histories of Graceland Cemetery.
Adam Papagan
Jul 22
Los Angeles, California

Uncovering Olvera Street

Explore centuries of history on LA’s oldest block.
Exterior
Jul 22
Denver, Colorado

Secrets from the Vault: Denver Public Library's Special Collections

Babylonian clay tablets, ancient maps, a first-edition Book of Mormon, the reading glasses of naturalist John Muir, and more.
Jul 22
Santa Monica, California

Church of Type

Discover a treasure trove of typography, tools, and techniques.
Jul 22
Brooklyn, NY

The Poison Cauldron of the Newtown Creek

Explore the hellish waste transfer and petroleum districts of North Brooklyn on this daring walk towards the doomed Kosciuszko Bridge.
Director of the Shark Lab, Dr. Chris Lowe
Jul 21
Long Beach, California

Shark Sighting!

Get your jaws on at a top research lab and then wash it all down with shark-inspired beer.
Jul 21
New York, NY

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

Discover the fascinating history of medicine's depictions of the human body through the New York Academy of Medicine's rich collection.
Jul 20
Washington, D.C.

The Tunnels & Trapdoors of Tudor Place

Join us for an underground look into a Tudor Place the public never sees.
Union Station print circa 1905-1915
Jul 16
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Hidden Union Station

With trains rumbling nearby, explore parts of DC's iconic Union Station that the public never sees.
Palisades and Movie Colony, Santa Monica, Calif.
Jul 14
Santa Monica, California

Hollywood's First Hidden Getaway

Discover Santa Monica's scandalous past during a beachfront tour of the Gold Coast.
Jul 13
Barrington Hills, Illinois

Place de la Musique Tour

Explore a wonderland of musical automatons, victorian ephemera, steam engines, and French carousels.
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.
Jul 12
San Francisco, California

Sutro Baths Walking Tour

Explore San Francisco's iconic ruin.
Jul 10
Venice, Italy

Hidden Venice with a Psycho-Mambo Twist

Explore abandoned islands by day and enjoy musical revelries by night in the entourage of brass band Gato Loto. This unique Atlas Obscura experience will be filled with fresh food, constant dancing, and the dazzling Redentore Festival.
Gin Minsky
Jul 9
Brooklyn, New York

'History of Burlesque' Lecture Cabaret

Take a fascinatingly risqué journey through time at this immersive lecture and multi-act burlesque show.