When life throws an opportunity your way — a chance to see something outlandish, amusing, or literally off the charts — you'd better grab it. Fortunately, Joshua Foer
has made it easy for adventurous travelers to figure out where to go next. He spent two months driving around the country seeking out unusual and fascinating places. "It was an incredible trip," he says, "but these places are, by their nature, hard to find."
To share his discoveries, Foer teamed with Dylan Thuras to create the Atlas Obscura
, a user-generated online guide to little-known destinations. Following are 10 family-friendly spots featured in the Atlas Obscura that will appeal to you and your grandkids.