They claim to be “The definitive map of the world’s extraordinary sights“. I’d definitely agree!
While planning our trips, I always visit Atlas Obscura to find out what sites are in the area. I’ve come across many interesting places thanks to them.
Some sites we’ve visited due to AO:
- The International Museum of Surgical Sciences
- The Smallest Plot of Land in NYC
- The Bones Chapel in Evora, Portugal
- Amsterdam’s City Hall Urinal
- Bobby Fischer in Iceland
- The World’s Largest Rotating Globe
- The International Cryptozoology Museum
- Bruce Lee in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- A UNESCO Protected Spar Supermarket
- many more…
Yesterday, I received a very exciting e-mail from Atlas Obscura. Their iOS app has arrived!
The app sounds like an easier way to search for cool and unique things to do.
Some Highlights: (from the AO e-mail)
- Explore the Map- Easily find unique places nearby or to help plan your next trip
- Get the Backstory- Each entry has detailed information, photos, and tips from the community
- Plan & Track Your Adventures- Create custom lists to organize your itinerary or bucket list. Use the “Been There” feature to track your progress exploring the wondrous world
- Add Your Discoveries- Contribute new places to be published on Atlas Obscura, and share photos and tips from your travels
- Browse By Interest- Explore Atlas Obscura by whatever fascinates you. From history and architecture to art and natural wonders, get lost in the never-ending collection of off-the-beaten-path places
I’ve already downloaded their iOS app and can’t wait to try it out on future trips. While I can’t vouch for it yet based on my experience, I recommend that you do so too!
Find out more about the Atlas Obscura app here.