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53 upcoming events in 24 cities.

From Brooklyn, New York to Tambopata, Peru, and beyond.

Jul 21
Brooklyn, New York

A Mid-Summer Oddities Flea Market: Exclusive VIP Presale Tickets

The Oddities Flea Market is returning for a mid-summer celebration, and Atlas Obscura has your ticket to skip the line and get in early!
Anatomical tools of yesteryear.
Jul 21
Philadelphia

Dissecting History at The Legacy Center

Spend an afternoon exploring the secretive and sometimes sordid world of 19th-century anatomical dissection at two historic Philadelphia medical schools.
No Lobbyists Beyond This Point.
Jul 21
Washington, D.C., United States

Washington's Most Infamous Lobbyist

Peer into the only-in-D.C. world of high-powered lobbyists with Audio Walks creator Olivier Ballou.
Gernman actress Hedwig Reicher portraying "Columbia" in front of the Treasury Building.
Jul 22
Washington, D.C., United States

Following in the Footsteps of Suffragists

Join author Rebecca Boggs Roberts as we retrace the path of the famed 1913 Suffragists March.
A photochrome postcard published by the Detroit Photographic Company.
Jul 22
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 L.A.'s forgotten burial grounds.
Diorama #8 "God's Universal Form."
Jul 22
Los Angeles, California

The Dioramas and Animatronics of the Bhagavad-gita Museum

Get ready to experience Krishna's transcendental manifestations.
New York Academy of Medicine Rare Book Room.
Jul 23
New York, New York

New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room: Medieval Sex and Death

Discover the fascinating history of sex, medicine, and reproduction in the Medieval period through an after-hours exploration of the Rare Book Room's incredible collection.
Explorer's Club.
Jul 24
New York, New York

Excursion to the Explorers Club

Behind the closed doors of this legendary clubhouse awaits a treasure trove of artifacts collected over a century of expeditions to the far corners of the earth (and beyond)...
From Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan
Jul 24
Seattle, Washington

Supernatural Cats and the Meowtropolitan

Enjoy tales of supernatural cats with Japanese folklorist Zack Davisson at Seattle's first cat cafe.
Greenpoint Sewer Plant.
Jul 26
New York, New York

Infrastructure Creek Walking Tour

Join us for a tour of the bridges, tunnels, and train yards surrounding the Newtown Creek Superfund site in Brooklyn and Queens.
The entrance to Couch Place today.
Jul 26
Chicago, Illinois

Dead in Chicago

Explore the gruesome and surprising ways Chicagoans have met their maker over the years.
Jul 26
Seattle, Washington

SODO Track Mural Tour

Explore the contemporary street art corridor along the 5th Avenue South Busway.
Jul
27
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Aug
9
Brooklyn, New York

See/Saw

An Immersion into a Magician's Mind.
Comet Lodge Cemetery discarded headstones
Jul 27
Seattle, Washington

Flashlight Walking Tour of Comet Lodge Cemetery

Explore the tragic history and forgotten inhabitants of Seattle’s abandoned Comet Lodge Cemetery.
The Arcade Building and Riverside Township Hall.
Jul 28
Riverside, Illinois

Riverside: What The Burbs Could Have Been

Spend the day discovering Olmstead's "Village in the Park," followed by an afternoon enjoying distilled beverages in a historic district.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt in 1933.
Jul 29
Washington, D.C., United States

A Personal Look Into Eleanor Roosevelt's D.C.

Tour the nation's capital through the eyes of the pioneering First Lady.
'Bring out your dead' tour at Pennsylvania Hospital.
Jul 29
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bring Out Your Dead: A Walk Through Plagues, Madness, and Medicine in Philadelphia

Take a tour of some of our country's oldest and most unique medical sites and stories.
Jul 29
Denver, Colorado

Lost Theaters

Explore the real, risqué history behind Denver's lost theaters.
Resurrectionists in the process of digging up a fresh corpse.
Aug 1
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!
Swale house in Nolan Park.
Aug 3
New York, New York

Governors Island Wildflower Workshop With Swale

Join us at Swale's newest garden installation in Nolan Park for a wildflower weaving workshop, plant dye lab, and teas made on-site with flora you forage for yourself!
Mosaic IPA.
Aug 3
Patchogue, New York

Summer Friday in Long Island with Blue Point Brewing and Atlas Obscura

Skip out of the city for an exceptional summer Friday spent exploring Great South Bay’s oysters and sipping beers at Blue Point’s old and new breweries.
Aug 4
Denver, Colorado

The Harlem of the West

Take a step back in time as we learn about jazz history in Five Points—The Harlem of the West.
The capitol stones.
Aug 5
Washington, D.C., United States

Protecting the Capitol

From legendary stones to a hidden fort, join us as we discover what protected the Capitol.
Palisades and Movie Colony, Santa Monica, Calif.
Aug 5
Santa Monica, California

Hollywood's First Hidden Getaway

Discover Santa Monica's scandalous past during a beachfront tour of the Gold Coast.
The ruins of Bannerman.
Aug 8
Beacon, New York

The Ruins of Bannerman Castle

Explore the stunning ruins of Bannerman Castle.
Aug 9
Seattle, Washington

Activist Artmaking: Behind the Scenes at Amplifier

Visit with the creative team behind the iconic "We The People" campaign.
Bishop Castle.
Aug 11
Rye, Colorado

Bishop Castle

Explore a castle over 60 years in the making with an exclusive tour from Donita Bishop.
60-inch telescope.
Aug 11
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 Mount Wilson Observatory.
Lemon Hill inset.
Aug 12
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

East Park Hill Walk

Explore the landscape, genesis and distinctive, hidden features of East Fairmount Park, including the unknown topography of Lemon and Brewery Hills.
Ethiopian Coffee.
Aug 12
Seattle

The Original Coffee Break: Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

Experience an elaborate and immersive Ethiopian coffee ceremony with Milen Medhane of Kaffa Coffee.
Pillars Park.
Aug 12
Seattle, Washington

Urban Arbortechture

Join artist Susan Robb on a tree trek that looks at social justice, city planning, and public and private space.
The intricacies of bee keeping.
Aug 12
Chicago, Illinois

Beekeeping 101

Spend a splendid summer afternoon with an introduction to the wonderful world of beekeeping.
Aug 12
Boulder, Colorado

Last Call in Boulder: The History of a Dry City

Explore the history of Boulder from dry city through the current explosion in home brewing, with samples along the way.
Aug 16
Chicago, Illinois

Can You Pickle It?

An interactive experiment in pickling produce plus a 101 on pickling and canning inside an urban farm!
Polar Bar.
Aug 16
Seattle, Washington

Parlor Games at Polar Bar

Tour this Seattle landmark that's on the National Register of Historic Places, before retiring to the atmospheric Polar Bar, where you'll learn a vintage card game.
Explorer's Club.
Aug 17
New York, New York

Excursion to the Explorers Club

Behind the closed doors of this legendary clubhouse awaits a treasure trove of artifacts collected over a century of expeditions to the far corners of the earth (and beyond)...
MotoArt.
Aug 18
Torrance, California

Aviation Creation

From desert discovery to reclaimed materials, explore MotoArt—a company that transforms decommissioned airplanes into fashionable, functional art.
Beverly Hills.
Aug 19
Beverly Hills, California

Beverly Hills Obscura

You don’t have to be rich to live in Beverly Hills, but you do have to be weird.
The Chapel of Radiance.
Aug 19
Altadena, California

Mountain View Cemetery

Wind your way though a labyrinth of crypts and niches, a corridor with ceilings depicting scenes from the Bible, and hallways illuminated by beautiful stained glass.
Along The Astonishing Architecture Boat Tour.
Aug 21
Chicago, Illinois

The Astonishing Architecture Boat Tour

Atlas Obscura presents a very special twist on Chicago's beloved architecture boat tours, revealing the unknown tales hidden inside the city's most famous landmarks and locations.
Drew Lobenstein's private home in Reseda.
Aug 25
Reseda, California

Homeward Bound: Pigeon Navigation

Meet a flock of homing pigeons and explore the mystery of bird navigation with the L.A. Pigeon Club.
Wellington Tunnel.
Aug 25
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.
Aug 26
Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Step inside the private collection of fashion designer Peter Lai.
Phantasma Gloria.
Aug 26
Los Angeles, California

Phantasma Gloria

Discover a glorious glasswork homage to the Virgin of Guadalupe, hidden in Echo Park.
Hawaiian Chieftain.
Sep 7
Kirkland, Washington

Tall Tales, Tall Ship

Get out on the water in a night of sailing, song, and sea creatures aboard the Hawaiian Chieftain.
Resting Waters.
Sep 9
Seattle, Washington

The Afterlife of Pets and Resting Waters

Meet the founders of Washington State's first pet aquamation facility to learn about an alternative and earth-friendly form of disposition.
Team Oddities, Meagan Meli, Ryan Cohn, and Regina Cohn,
Sep 29
Los Angeles, California

Oddities Flea Market: Exclusive VIP Presale Tickets

The legendary Oddities Market by Ryan and Regina Cohn is coming to Los Angeles!
Oct 6
Columbia City, Washington

Studio Tour: Bespoke Shoemaking

Visit industrial designer and shoemaker Michael Barakat in his studio to learn about the art of shoemaking.
A ghost ship peaceful on the water.
Oct 20
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.
Comet Lodge Cemetery discarded headstones
Oct 27
Seattle, Washington

Flashlight Walking Tour of Comet Lodge Cemetery

Explore the tragic history and forgotten inhabitants of Seattle’s abandoned Comet Lodge Cemetery.
Crab Nebula
Dec 6
Seattle, Washington

Life and Death of Stars

Join astrophysicist Anand Thirumalai in the Henry Art Gallery's Skyspace, Light Reign, to explore how stars are born, evolve, and die.
Feb
3 - 12
Israel

Israel's Ancient Sites & Modern Marvels

Explore the ancient monuments and religious sites, out-of-the-way marvels, and thrilling modern cities of one of the world's most fascinating countries, while learning about its contested past and present.
Mar
3 - 9
Tambopata, Peru

Expedition Amazon

Come experience rare wildlife and conservation biology on this adventure deep into the jungle.
Jul 19
Barrington Hills, Illinois

Place de la Musique Tour

Explore a secret wonderland of musical automatons, Victorian ephemera, steam engines, and French carousels.
Sunset at Kingsland Wildflowers.
Jul 19
Brooklyn, New York

Kingsland Wildflowers Tour

Tour the thriving meadows spanning a rooftop in one of Brooklyn's most heavily industrialized neighborhoods and learn its history from Newtown Creek Alliance historian, Mitch Waxman.
Newspaper clip of coverage for H.H. Holme's crimes.
Jul 18
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Exhumation of Evil

Go underground with Dr. Samantha Cox and her team as she sheds light on the exhumation and study of one of America's earliest and infamous serial killers.
Jul
7 - 18
Mongolia

Wander Mongolia: Blue Skies and Endless Steppe

Adventure across the Mongolian landscape, riding horseback on the steppe and hiking into the taiga. Spend your nights in ger camps and witness the country's liveliest national festival.
Upstairs at Tattooed Mom.
Jul 15
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Locally Grown Art Spaces

Tour Adam Wallacavage's South Philadelphia brownstone and Tattooed Mom, two of Philadelphia's most distinctive and ever evolving art spaces.
Elliot the cow.
Jul 15
Poolesville, Maryland

If You Could Talk to the Animals

Walk and talk with the critters of Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary.
The leafy green floor of Rosehill Cemetery
Jul 15
Chicago, Illinois

Rosehill Cemetery Walk

Take a stroll through history in Chicago's largest cemetery.
Holograms!
Jul 15
New York, New York

Inside the Holographer's Laboratory

Join us for a behind the scenes tour of master holographer Jason Sapan's labyrinthine laser laboratory.
60-inch telescope.
Jul 14
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 Mount Wilson Observatory.
Jun
30
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Jul
11
Mongolia

Wander Mongolia: Blue Skies and Endless Steppe

Adventure across the Mongolian landscape, riding horseback on the steppe and hiking into the taiga. Spend your nights in ger camps and witness the country's liveliest national festival.
Jul 9
Denver, Colorado

Obscure Sojourns: HistoriCity

Join Atlas Obscura Society Denver to learn about historical scandals, scamps, and scallywags.
Old Zoo.
Jul 8
Los Angeles, California

Abandoned Zoo Ruins

Roam the grounds of L.A.'s old zoo, former home of Ivan the Terrible.
Schoenhofen Monument.
Jul 8
Chicago, Illinois

Graceland Cemetery Walking Tour

Explore both the celebrated and overlooked histories of Graceland Cemetery.
 Reconstructed Lord Mayor's Tenement in the historic area of Historic London Town and Gardens.
Jul 8
Edgewater, Maryland

Unearthing Lost Towns

Dig, sift, and time travel centuries into the past with the Lost Towns Project.
La Mona statue and artist's home, 2009.
Jul 7
San Ysidro, California

Tijuana Trek

Journey across the border to explore strange statues, architectural oddities, and the city's oldest public cemetery.
Jul 5
Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Life & Death in Denver

Explore the newly renovated Tower of Memories mausoleum and the Olinger Crown Hill crematory before a Q&A session with a funeral director.