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Hidden United States

Discover 5,564 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in the United States

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Los Angeles, California


An Immersion into a Magician's Mind.
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.
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.
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.
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

Mega-Sized Metal & Magical Realism with Rino's Last Blacksmith

Join us behind closed doors for an insider peek into the mind of a metalwork master.
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.

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