Atlas Obscura Travel Guide

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About this app

Find your adventurous spirit, get off the beaten path and discover unique places to experience near and far, all contributed by Atlas Obscura’s global community of explorers.

We’ve plotted the entire Atlas Obscura database in a single map, allowing you to easily find unique places nearby or to help plan your next trip.

Learn what makes each place so unique. Each entry has detailed information, photos, and tips from the community.

Create custom lists to organize your itinerary or bucket list. Also, use the “Been There” feature to track your progress exploring the wondrous world of Atlas Obscura.

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.

If you’re enjoying our app, please take a moment to rate us in the app store. For bug reports or suggestions, reach out at, or visit us on Twitter at @atlasobscura where we’ll report any major issues.

Stay curious,
Atlas Obscura
Updated on
Jul 28, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

202 reviews
Chris Lemon
May 26, 2023
I'm super excited to see that there is finally an Atlas Obscura Android app! So far I've had a good experience with it and haven't been seeing some of the issues that others were commenting about, a good sign that you are actively making updates! A couple things I'd love to see are having the pins change to green when they're marked as places I've been, a way to filter the map by places that I haven't been to yet, the ability to cache some places offline and of course a dark theme! Thanks alot!
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Jeffrey Carpenter
October 29, 2022
I love the content but the app is not great. The search feature is really bad. If I enter a city name, the purpose of doing that is to center the map on that city so I can browse places on the map near that city. Instead, the search function takes forever, like it's searching the entire database for instances of those words in all place names and description. It's a really poor user experience. In addition, the app really needs to show you places along a route but it can't.
19 people found this review helpful
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Atlas Obscura
January 27, 2023
Hi Jeffrey, we've added search by location, rather than place, and a few other updates the last couple of months that should improve your experience using the app! Please give the latest version a try and reach out to us at if you have any other feedback. We'd love to hear from you.
sally davis
January 25, 2023
It does put everything nicely on a map. You can display where you've been separately from where you want to go and then everything that's out there. My wish to make it an even better app is different symbols for where you've been, where you want to go and what's it there, all together on the main map. what I think is really cool is the developers actually reading these reviews and responding. That brought you to a 4 star review. Thank you!
12 people found this review helpful
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Atlas Obscura
December 14, 2022
Hi Sally, good news—the been there and want to go filters were fixed with the latest update. Please give the new version a try and let us know what you think!

What's new

- This release differentiates places that you have marked been there or want to go on the map

Other recent changes include:
- Improves sign up error messaging
- Ensures photos are accurately attributed to source
- Cleans up save to a list styling
- Save places to the top of your lists so its easier to confirm they've saved and find them
- Fix website links
- Redirect to sign up or sign in when an action requires an account if not already logged in