Celebrate Unusual Places on International Obscura Day!!

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Heads up!! Saturday, May 30th, 2015 is International Obscura Day!

International Obscura Day

It’s a day to celebrate unusual places!!

International Obscura Day

You could visit the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in Tucson, Arizona!!

Time Machine of Miniatiures

Or go BACKSTAGE at the famous Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles, California!!

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Or visit the Cathedral of Junk in Austin, Texas!!

Cathedral of Trash

Or climb Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles, California!!


OR visit a SPIDER WEB FARM in Williamstown, Vermont!! Yes, a spider web farm!

Spider web farm

OR explore the mysteries of philatelicism in San Francisco, California!!

OR spend a very special evening exploration of a secret, hidden Wunderkammer in Rhode Island!!

OR OR OR attend any number of the “more than 150 events in 39 states and 25 countries.” All the events are scheduled to happen on Saturday, May 30th as a way to “celebrate the world’s most curious and awe-inspiring places.”

Bob Baker photo by Erin Johnson, Mount Hollywood photo by Modern Hiker, spider webs Photo by Michelle Enemarkother photos via Atlas Obscura

  • laura valentina

    Beautifully unusual! Love it!

  • ~*mary *~

    I am completely in disbelief that there are no Florida locations! What about the Weeki Wachee mermaids in Weeki Wachee, Fl? Or Spongeorama in Tarpon Springs, Fl? Or even best, T.T. Wentworth Museum of oddities in Pensacola, Fl with their petrified cat from 1850!?
    hmmmm…. I find that unusual.

  • Allison C. Meier

    Oh wow, we are so thrilled that you are as excited about Obscura Day as we are! If you have any interest in attending any events, please let us know! megan@atlasobscura.com