Atlas Obscura Lists

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Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

30 of the World's Most Spectacular Spirals
Vignola's helix-shaped staircase.
Ribbon Chapel
Visitors stand on a 130-foot-high spiral tower.
Sheep and witchery in the Fairy Glen.
Jacksonville Interchange Spiral from above.

30 of the World's Most Spectacular Spirals

Swirls and curls and whorls—with an enchanting twist.


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12 Natural Wonders You Can Visit Via Public Transportation
Mendenhall Glacier and Lake, and Nugget Falls, Tongass National Forest
The salt lake becomes colorful in warm temperatures because of algae growth
Waiānuenue (Rainbow Falls).
A surprise view of the Hollywood sign.

12 Natural Wonders You Can Visit Via Public Transportation

The world is waiting, and it's easy to get to.


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Where to See Ruins of Past Olympics
Linnahall
The Olympic podium was used for executions during the war.
The exterior of Olympic Stadium in Montréal, Québec (Canada).

Where to See Ruins of Past Olympics

For host cities, it's not over when the games wrap up.


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20 Cinematic Spots in Italy Worthy of a Fellini Film
Brion Tomb.
Recreating the famous scene!
The Monsters of Bomarzo
One of the many preserved statues beneath the water.
(Flickr/walbrasky)
Rocchetta Mattei.

20 Cinematic Spots in Italy Worthy of a Fellini Film

Say "Ciao!" to the theatrical, modern, and surreal.


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11 Themed Eateries to Indulge Your Secret Obsessions
The exterior of the diner.

11 Themed Eateries to Indulge Your Secret Obsessions

There's no need to be shy about your compulsions at these singularly themed bars and restaurants.


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10 Secrets of the New York City Subway
REACH: New York
The secret entrance to the Knickerbocker Hotel (detail)
Track 61
Abandoned 18th Street Subway Station
Bricked up entrance to Clinton Hall detail.

10 Secrets of the New York City Subway

Stand clear of the closing doors, please.


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