Atlas Obscura catalogues the most unusual, surprising, and amazing places around the world, thanks to the discoveries shared by our intrepid community of travelers and explorers. There are now more than 19,300 incredible hidden wonders listed in the Atlas, and we’ve plotted each and every one of them on our interactive map.
The possibilities are vast, from the Icelandic witchcraft museum to the tree goats of Morocco, to Galileo’s middle finger, to the Skeleton Lake of India and thousands of other architectural oddities, natural wonders, catacombs and crypts, and unique collections across the world’s continents and oceans.
Start exploring, and see what rabbit holes you may stumble down. And if you know of an incredible place that we missed, you can add it to the Atlas!
At Atlas Obscura, our mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share.
20,751 UNIQUE PLACES & FOODS COLLECTED
10,788 STORIES TOLD
1,163 EXPERIENCES HELD AROUND THE WORLD
1,000+ TRAVELERS ON OUR TRIPS
We share discoveries.
We are a global community of explorers, who have together created a comprehensive database of the world’s most wondrous places and foods — 20,751 of them contributed by our community so far, and more every day, from a secret apartment atop the Eiffel Tower to bridges built out of living roots, from a temple shaped like a chicken to an island ruled by cats, from a fruit that tastes like chocolate pudding to a spicy chutney made out of red ants.
We report extraordinary stories.
We are a publisher of best-in-class journalism about hidden places, incredible history, scientific marvels, and gastronomical wonders. Our first book, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders, was a No. 1 bestseller on Amazon and in the New York Times.
We host local experiences.
We hold extraordinary events all over the country, every week. In nine U.S. cities, Atlas Obscura Societies create intimate, wondrous experiences for our community. From back-room tours to workshops with the world’s most remarkable people, we give our community access to the rarest experiences.
We lead amazing trips.
We lead the world’s most unusual trips to the world’s most remarkable places. Atlas Obscura takes small groups of travelers on adventures, from Bhutan’s mountaintop temples, to Chernobyl’s Forbidden Zone, to scientific research stations in the Peruvian Amazon.
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