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Adventurers Club
"Marching Along, We're Adventurers,
Singing the song of Adventurers,
Up or Down,
North, South, East or West,
An Adventurer's Life is Best.
An Adventurer's Life is Best !
Kungaloosh !"
"The Adventurer's Club All Purpose Theme Song" (from the Trope Namer that existed at Walt Disney World)

This is where you'll find the Lady of Adventure, Adventurer Archaeologist, Great White Hunter and Gentleman Adventurer all hanging out when they aren't out doing dangerous things. There's probably a bar, a roaring fireplace, and lots of easy chairs for people to sit around in. Expect animal heads and African masks hanging on the walls in terms of decor, as well as lots of globes and maps. (Possibly a library full of them.) Often the site of a Framing Story, with one person sharing stories about his latest adventure and the others listening. Especially common in works set in the Victorian or Edwardian eras or a Steam Punk universe, but they can be found elsewhere.
Examples:

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    Comics 
  • Batman: The Peregrinator's Club is an exclusive lounge for the wealthiest citizens of Gotham City. Originally used by adventurers and explorers, it later became home to the city's rich and affluent bluebloods.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus: The "Lost World of Roiurama" sketch has a scene in the British Explorers' Club.
  • In the third episode of the American Thank God You're Here, Harland Williams won as an adventurer returning to his club after an expedition.
  • An episode of Frasier involves Frasier and Niles joining one such club, where the members share their travel experiences. It turns out that the club's main adventure is sleeping with the host's wife.

    Tabletop RPG 
  • Hero Games' Justice Inc. game had the Empire Club, a haven for adventurers in a pulp genre setting.
  • The Adventurers' Guildhouse in Magic: The Gathering.
  • The Explorers Society in Deadlands. They descend from a Roman society of monster-hunters, and since the Reckoning, are starting to dust off the old mantle again... much to the distaste of the Agency and the Texas Rangers, who both consider the Explorers Society to be half-baked bumblers who are far too open about the monstrous nature of their quarry.
  • The Horatio Club in GURPS Time Travel.
  • The Legends' and Heroes' Guilds in RuneScape.
  • Forgotten Realms has "Society of Stalwart Adventurers", a club for adventurers and wannabe adventurers in Suzail (Cormyr).

    Theater 
  • In Eric Overmyer's play On the Verge, the three Ladies of Adventure often reminisce about good times at the Explorer's Club back home. Fanny, in particular, has a great monologue about the Foreign Queasine she gladly partook of last time she was there.

    Web Original 
  • The Virtual Exploration Society flavortext at the Museum of Unnatural Mystery Web site.

    Western Animation 
  • Scrooge McDuck is a member of one of these.
  • The "Super Adventure Club" in South Park is visually based on the Disney club, although it's actually an organisation of child molesters (and a thinly veiled strawman of the Church of Happyology). They do point that there is an "Adventure Club", but emphasizes that they are The "Super Adventure Club".
  • Underdog: Commander McBragg's stories usually started and ended here.
  • A few Snagglepuss cartoons on The Yogi Bear Show featured the major belonging to an adventurers' club
  • In the Batman: The Animated Series "Joker's Favor" appears the Peregrinator's Club as an exclusive lounge for the wealthiest citizens of Gotham City. Originally used by adventurers and explorers, it later became home to the city's rich and affluent bluebloods. That would explain why on earth would the club had reconstructed a May Inca Tec temple, right down to re-poisoning the darts in the traps... at least in part. Remember that is a Gotham City club.

    Real Life 
  • Numerous, including:
    • The Explorers Club in New York City.
    • The Royal Geographical Society in 19th century England.
      • And, the National Geographic Society, its American counterpart.
  • The Trope Namer is the defunct restaurant at Walt Disney World.
    • There is also the Society of Explorers and Adventurers or S.E.A. at Tokyo Disney Sea and Hong Kong Disneyland. Some Easter Eggs at the Aulani resort in Hawaii serve as a little bit of glue connecting the two Adventurers Club stories with an old Adventurers Club painting being retconned into one featuring a younger version of SEA character Harrison Hightower when he was part of a group called the "Pillagers Brigade".

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