5 Interesting And Unusual Attractions In Arlington

Arlington County is home to some of the nation’s greatest attractions. From Arlington National Cemetery, through the Gravelly Point Park, to the award-wining Signature Theater, you can never run out of things to see in Arlington.

Dark Star Park in Arlington

But, other than the all-too famous landmarks, there are some interesting and unusual attractions in Arlington that not so many people know about. Here are five that you should seek out.

Dark Star Park

Arlington’s first major commissioned art project, the Dark Star Park features large concrete spheres designed to resemble fallen stars. The work was completed in 1984 by famed artist Nancy Holt. Every year on August 1 at 9.32 in the morning the spheres put on a light and shadow show like no other.

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, this is one of the world’s longest continuous escalators. The escalator ride takes about three minutes from the street to the mezzanine levels.

DEA Museum

Just across from the Pentagon behind the Drug Enforcement Administration headquarters, this public museum details the effects of drug addiction and the law enforcement agency’s history in fighting their manufacture and trafficking. The museum’s exhibits include a replica pharmacy, head shop, and a crack house.

Headstone-Eating Trees of Arlington Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery is the resting place for thousands of U.S. Armed Forces since 1864 representing every American war. The sprawling rows of white marble headstones and grassy lawns are shaded by over 8,600 majestic trees. But a few rogue trees are gradually consuming some of the historic marble grave markers.

Abingdon Plantation Ruins

Inside the bustling Ronald National Airport, nestled in between a parking lot and a rental car return at the airport, is the remains of the historic Abingdon Plantation–an 18th- and 19th- century estate owned by the prominent Alexander, Custis, Stuart, and Hunter families.

Properties in Arlington County

$324,900: 851 N Glebe Rd #1313

851 N Glebe Rd #1313

Beds: 0 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 524 sqft

FANTASTIC studio on 13th floor with unobstructed VIEWS! Beautifully updated kitchen features 42"...

Read more...

$1,125,000: 5029 25th Rd N

5029 25th Rd N

Beds: 5 / Baths: 3 full baths / Living Area: 2,411 sqft

View Today (Sat & Sun) @ 2:30 via Facebook Live. Access via Open House link.Dazzling from the...

Read more...

$759,000: 1111 19th St N #1509

1111 19th St N #1509

Beds: 1 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 833 sqft

$5000 Credit towards closing costs Till June 15th Ratified Contracts // The Residences at...

Read more...

$1,195,000: 3227 20th Rd N

3227 20th Rd N

Beds: 4 / Baths: 3 full baths / Living Area: 3,051 sqft

Storybook Cape Cod in the heart of Cherrydale! This special property has all the bells and...

Read more...

$1,383,000: 3605 N Upland St

3605 N Upland St

Beds: 5 / Baths: 4 full baths / Living Area: 2,892 sqft

Renovated in 2006, this impeccably maintained, bright and modern split level is the textbook for...

Read more...

$1,450,000: 211 N Jackson St

211 N Jackson St

Beds: 4 / Baths: 3 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 2,900 sqft

Classic residence located in a private and serene setting yet conveniently located (0.65 miles)...

Read more...

$1,200,000: 1881 N Nash St #804

1881 N Nash St #804

Beds: 1 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,645 sqft

Height of luxury! This Former Model is embraced with designer touches. Featuring 1,645 square...

Read more...

$415,000: 1050 N Taylor St #1-603

1050 N Taylor St #1-603

Beds: 1 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 666 sqft

FANTASTIC LOCATION for this desirable, pet friendly, contemporary style condo at the award...

Read more...

$965,000: 5517 Fairfax Dr

5517 Fairfax Dr

Beds: 4 / Baths: 3 full baths / Living Area: 2,338 sqft

First time on the market in over 40 years! Amazing value for this expanded and updated home in...

Read more...

$644,000: 3409 Wilson Blvd #206

3409 Wilson Blvd #206

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,130 sqft

Back on the market and better than ever!Condo has been all professionally painted neautral tones...

Read more...

$1,675,000: 4831 Little Falls Rd

4831 Little Falls Rd

Beds: 6 / Baths: 5 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 5,004 sqft

LOVELY ON LITTLE FALLS--Come home and relax~newly built 5 bed/5.5 bath lovely Craftsman in leafy...

Read more...

$574,900: 3800 Lee Hwy #405

3800 Lee Hwy #405

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,036 sqft

Contemporary loft-style living w/open floor plan, exposed ductwork , 10'+ ceilings. Entry foyer...

Read more...

Charity W.

View posts by Charity W.
Charity W. is a professional and skilled writer with a diploma in Mass Communication. When she is not glued to her computer screen, Charity spends her time reading, traveling, and watching movies. She is an expert on Arlington Virginia and keeps current with local events and occurrences.