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46 upcoming events in 14 cities.

From Los Angeles, California to Tambopata, Peru, and beyond.

Sep
14
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Oct
8
Los Angeles, California

See/Saw

An Immersion into a Magician's Mind.
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.
Photo by Susurrus Din
Sep 22
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Devil Inside Me

A dark history of serial murder in Philadelphia.
Sep 23
Brooklyn, New York

The Insalubrious Valley

Join us on the wrong side of the tracks for an exploration of the hidden industrial heartlands of New York.
Sep 23
Nanjemoy, Maryland

In Search of the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

Join us for a kayak exploration of the Western Hemisphere's largest ship graveyard.
Industrial tour
Sep 23
Chicago, Illinois

Industrial Paradise: Exploring Chicago’s Central Manufacturing District

Steam power, slaughterhouses, wartime rations, & more! Join architectural historian Erica Ruggiero for a walking tour of the nation’s first planned industrial district.
Sep 23
Denver, Colorado

Making Magic Out of Metal

Price Davis does dangerous art and he's lived to tell the tale. Learn how to use a blow torch, welding mask and wonderful imagination to create sculptures bigger than your house!
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
Indian Head, Maryland

In Quest of the Pawpaw

Join us for a kayak exploration down Mattawoman Creek in search of pawpaws.
Sep 24
Denver, Colorado

A Survivalist's Diet: Learning to Live Off-Grid in Colorado

Prepare for the eventual zombie apocalypse.
Sep 24
Los Angeles, California

Heritage Square Twilight Tour

A rare, after-hours stroll through the living history of Victorian-era Southern California.
Sep 25
Denver, Colorado

Speaker Series: Almost Everest

Listen to tales of a life spent mountaineering, and the ultimate challenge: Everest.
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
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Oct
1
Brooklyn, New York

Oddities Flea Market - Exclusive VIP Presale

Enjoy a private preview of the curiosities on sale in the second edition of the Oddities Flea Market, hosted by Ryan Matthew Cohn!
Sep 30
Los Angeles

Private Studio of William Sandell

Explore the private studio of William Sandell with Atlas Obscura and Cartwheel Art Tours.
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.
The outside of Rockefeller Chapel
Sep 30
Chicago, Illinois

Hyde Park: The Beginning, Pinnacle, and End of Human Civilization

Discover the beginning and end of civilization, all conveniently located in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood.
Oct 1
Denver, United States of America

Rebirth & Revival

Walk into the secrets of Denver's oldest neighborhood with it's newest head honcho.
The meeting point at Chase Tower
Oct 6
Chicago, Illinois

The Hunt for Disaster

Solve the clues to find the locations of Chicago's deadliest disasters.
Oct
7 - 8
Denver, Colorado

Full Moon UFO Camping Party on the Cosmic Highway

Join us under the full moon to kick off October with a night of camping, pizza, glow-in-the-dark space punch, alien costume contests, extraterrestrial movie trivia with prizes, and an exclusive tour of the UFO Watchtower.
Oct 12
Brooklyn

Real/Fake Science: An Interactive Experiment Salon

Test your ability to distinguish the facts from the alternative facts.
The city has a short but violent history of manhole explosions
Oct 13
Chicago

Dead in Chicago: Terrible Tales of Death in the Loop

Gruesome and true stories of the unfortunate ways people have met their maker in downtown Chicago.
Oct 13
Lakewood, Colorado

Haunted Harvest

Come dine on the food & lore associated with history’s darkest day. Experience a candlelit dinner served with a side of sinister stories on a hidden farm.
Oct
13 - 14
Brooklyn, New York

Atlas Obscura & Green-Wood Cemetery Present: Into The Veil

Make your way through Green-Wood Cemetery's elaborate gates for two nights of live music and performance, as we explore a liminal world between the land of the living and the realm of the dead.
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.
Oct 14
Denver, Colorado

Death and Dying in the Victorian Era

Everything You Wanted to Know about Victorian Mourning But Were Afraid to Ask.
Oct 14
Sylmar, California

Flashlight Tour of Pioneer Memorial Cemetery

Join us as we take a nighttime stroll around the mysterious and macabre Pioneer Memorial Cemetery.
Oct 15
Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Step inside the private collection of fashion designer Peter Lai.
Oct 15
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Scandal, Assassination, and Spies in Lafayette Square

Join former White House speechwriter Ed Moser as we wade into the swamp in front of Washington’s most famous residence.
Oct 15
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!
Oct 21
Los Angeles, California

Exploring Evergreen Cemetery

Explore one of L.A.'s oldest and most diverse graveyards, tucked away in Boyle Heights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oct 28
Chicago

Rosehill Cemetery Walk

Strange history carved in stone
Nov 3
Denver, Colorado

An Evening Underground With Everest Explorer Eric West

Partake in remarkable tales of adventure, defiance and destiny. Enjoy bespoke beverages at Bar Max's hidden underground.
Calaveras
Nov 3
Seattle, WA

Dia de los Muertos: Living with the Dead

Explore the history and evolution of the Day of the Dead as both personal ritual and public festival.
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 - 11
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
3 - 9
Tambopata, Peru

Expedition Amazon

Come experience rare wildlife and conservation biology on this adventure deep into the jungle.
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!
Swale
Sep 20
New York, New York

Postponed: 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.
Grilo Preto
Sep 18
Denver, Colorado

Speaker Series: Capoeira

Grilo Preto has been practicing capoeira for more than 17 years and he has the broken bones to prove it.
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 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.
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 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.
Louis XVII 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
8 - 14
Ukraine

Chernobyl by Day, Kyiv by Night

Explore Ukraine's complicated past and fascinating present through hidden passages, towering monuments, lively meals, and living history.
Sep 10
Pasadena, California

Haunted Shack Gardens

Step inside the private garden of self-taught artist Shrine for a tour with Atlas Obscura and Cartwheel Art Tours.
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.
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.
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
Denver, Colorado

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

Discover Colorado's hidden beer history. Enjoy craft beer from its oldest brewery. Learn how to taste beer like a pro.
The great planner himself, Daniel Burnham
Sep 9
Chicago

No Little Walking Tour: Exploring the 1909 Burnham Plan for Chicago

Join urban planner Vitaliy Vladmirov for a walking tour that explores the impact and implementation of Daniel Burnham’s 1909 City Plan of Chicago.
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.