blimpcaptain's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Leaderboard Highlights
blimpcaptain's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Virginia
1st
Places added to Virginia
1st
Places edited in Virginia
2nd
Places visited in Virginia Beach, Virginia
2nd
Places added to Washington, D.C.
2nd
Places edited in Washington, D.C.
3rd
Places visited in Washington, D.C.
3rd
Places added to United States
3rd
Places edited in West Virginia
Loading map...
Frederick, Maryland

Guess the Greyhound

According to local history, this cast-iron canine was nearly melted down for bullets during the Civil War.
Washington, D.C.

Laogai Museum

The first museum in the U.S. to address human rights issues in China.
Richmond, Virginia

Byrd Theatre

This beautiful vintage movie palace has seen little change in form or function since the 1920s.
Richmond, Virginia

Ruins of Belle Isle

A small Richmond island dotted with the remnants of hundreds of years of history.
Richmond, Virginia

The Grave of Oderus Urungus

Memorial stone for GWAR vocalist, depicted in his iconic costume.
Richmond, Virginia

Hollywood Cemetery

The final resting place of two (or three) presidents, one vampire, and 18,000 Confederate soldiers.
Richmond, Virginia

Church Hill Tunnel

Under a playground is a little-known sealed train tunnel that likely contains the bodies of workers trapped by cave-ins.
Mechanicsville, Virginia

The Ghost Church

The skeletal white beams stand as a monument to religious dissent.
Richmond, Virginia

Connecticut the Indian

The iconic statue was moved to a new spot overlooking the James river after several years as a mascot for the local baseball team.
Richmond, Virginia

Edgar Allan Poe Museum

This museum devoted to the gothic author holds such interesting ephemera as his socks and walking stick.
Richmond, Virginia

Chimborazo Medical Museum

A former Confederate hospital serves as a remembrance of wounded and dead soldiers.
Richmond, Virginia

Evergreen Cemetery

This labyrinthine resting place of Black American leaders has been reclaimed by nature.
Germantown, Maryland

Waters Mill Ruins

The ruins of an old mill lie in a small ravine along a hiking trail near Little Seneca Creek.
Bethesda, Maryland

Porky The Litter Eater

This propitious plastic porcine has been petitioning park visitors to pick up after themselves for more than 50 years.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Bellagio Patisserie Chocolate Fountain

Formerly the world's largest, this Willy Wonka-esque contraption runs 24/7.
Clarksburg, Maryland

Kingsley Schoolhouse

A well-worn trail through thick woods in northern Montgomery County leads to an old schoolhouse.
Germantown, Maryland

Ruins of Clopper Mill

The hidden ruins of a mill that is linked to an attempt to assassinate the vice president of the United States.
Washington, D.C.

Zero Milestone

A monument in Washington D.C. marks the spot from which all other roads were supposed to stem.
Washington, D.C.

Capital Pool Checkers

The former home of elite checkers battles of the Capital Pool Checkers Club.
Dundalk, Maryland

Fort Carroll

This abandoned sea fort has become an accidental bird sanctuary.
Delta, Pennsylvania

Peach Bottom Slate

The slate extracted from these Pennsylvania quarries was once hailed as the finest in the world.
Darlington, Maryland

Conowingo Dam

Although built to generate electricity for Marylanders, this dam has become an all-you-can-eat buffet for American bald eagles.
Centreville, Virginia

Foamhenge

Exact replica of the ancient monument, but much, much lighter.
Washington, D.C.

The Preamble in License Plates

The preamble to the U.S. Constitution written entirely from vanity license plates hangs in the Smithsonian museum.