Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

17 Jaw-Dropping Cliffhangers
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Mohon del Trigo Observatory
The pulleys
Ben Abeba Restaurant
Aerial view of Sphinx Observatory

17 Jaw-Dropping Cliffhangers

Precarious observatories, windswept lighthouses, remote monasteries, and other places that are literally on the edge.


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15 Surprisingly Romantic Places in Los Angeles
Venice of America Canals
Portal of books.
Nighttime in front of LACMA.
Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden.
Bottom of the station

15 Surprisingly Romantic Places in Los Angeles

Consider these spots for a unique Valentine's Day celebration.


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14 Surprisingly Romantic Places in Chicago
The fern garden.
The Henry Rokham House
Obama Kissing Rock
The exterior of Quimby's

14 Surprisingly Romantic Places in Chicago

The most interesting spots to spend Valentine's Day in the Windy City.


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7 Spots to Strike Explorer’s Gold
Aerial view of Fort Egbert.
The Dawson Paddlewheel Graveyard
The Chicken chicken.
Skagway Centennial statue with the train in the background.
Arctic Brotherhood Hall.
Artifacts and information inside the museum.

7 Spots to Strike Explorer’s Gold

Follow the footsteps of 100,000 prospectors to these Klondike Gold Rush spots in the Yukon.


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Where in the World Is Saint Valentine?
The skull is flanked by flowers.
The bones are artfully displayed.
The relics include a skull and other bones.
'Body of Saint Valentine'
Look closely: The fragment is pretty small.
Whitefriar Street Church

Where in the World Is Saint Valentine?

Why shell out for chalky candy or saccharine cards this February 14 when you can go relic-hunting instead?


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7 of the World's Most Beautiful Fast-Food Restaurants
Batumi McDonald's.
A holographic pyramid displays images of Du Fu's hut.
Close-up of the McDonalds marquee with the Imperial eagle

7 of the World's Most Beautiful Fast-Food Restaurants

Incredible surroundings and a side of fries.


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