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The Atlas Obscura Guide To

Hidden United States

Discover 5,195 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in the United States

States & Territories

Upcoming United States Events

May 31

Chicago, Illinois

Tour of the Roger Brown Study Collection

Join us for a unique and exclusive tour of the Roger Brown Study Collection, a house museum, archive, and one of SAIC special collections.
Jun 3

Washington, D.C.

The Secret History of Meridian Hill Park

Join us on a walking tour of an urban park unlike any other in the country.
Jun 3

Chatsworth, California

Vegan Food Factory

Discover how vegan mayonnaise is made on this exclusive factory tour of Follow Your Heart Restaurant.
The Gamble House
Jun 3

Pasadena, California

Extraordinary Estates

Explore two eccentric homes on 'Millionaire's Row' in Pasadena: the Gamble House & the Fenyes Mansion.
Jun 4

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.
Jun 8

Brooklyn, New York

Atlas Obscura LIVE! SIN

Special guests join the writers and editors of Atlas Obscura for our very own sinful variety show!
Jun 10

Brooklyn, New York

Lebanese Cooking Class in Brooklyn

Explore the international tastes of New York City with a unique, hands-on experience, lead by Jeannette, a Lebanese immigrant and Brooklyn resident.
French press
Jun 10

Seattle, Washington

Coffee Talk: Small Batch Roasting and Woodwork

Roast and brew your own coffee beans and brand your own exotic wood coasters with Alchemy Fine Coffees.
Jun 10

Yonkers, New York

The Great Forgotten Garden Party

An extravagant outdoor gala celebrating the beauty, history, and mythos of America's Greatest Forgotten Garden.
Jun 11

Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Step inside the private collection of fashion designer Peter Lai.
Cardboard automata
Jun 11

Seattle, Washington

Cardboard Automata: Toy-Making Workshop

Join Nico Cox for a unique afternoon of mechanical toy-making.
The Enigma machine, developed by Arthur Scherbius in 1923
Jun 15

Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Secrets Revealed at NSA's National Cryptologic Museum

Travel through cryptologic history and break some codes along the way.