Atlas Obscura

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Atlas Obscura is a blog that serves as a travel guide with articles, travel tips, strange facts, and event details about the world’s hidden wonders. It features facts on topics such as miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound in human skin, gigantic flaming holes in the ground, bone churches, balancing pagodas, homes built entirely out of paper, and more.

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Key People/Management at Atlas Obscura

Tyler Cole

Tyler Cole

Joshua Foer

Joshua Foer

Dylan Thuras

Dylan Thuras

Warren Webster

Warren Webster

Amanda Hale

Amanda Hale

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Atlas Obscura Financials and Metrics

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Atlas Obscura total Funding

$32 m

Atlas Obscura latest funding size

$20 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

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Atlas Obscura's latest funding round in September 2019 was reported to be $20 m. In total, Atlas Obscura has raised $32 m
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Atlas Obscura Blogs

What’s Up With Alaska’s Wild, Wondrous, ‘Warm-Blooded’ Bumblebees?

"People don’t come to Denali and other parks in Alaska to look at bumblebees, but they should,” says Jessica Rykken, entomologist for Denali National Park and Preserve. The “Last Frontier” state may be known for supersized wildlife, from bears to moose, but on a smaller scale, the diversity of bumbl…

Allan Hills in Antarctica

On December 27, 1984, a meteorite was found in the ice field near Allan Hills, a rocky outcrop that protrudes from the blue ice in Victoria Land, East Antarctica. Cosmo-chemical analyses back in the lab revealed a Martian origin. Years later, this meteorite, known as ALH84001, gained popularity as …

Times Square Station Fake Tiles in New York, New York

As if ripped from the draft of a lost National Treasure sequel, Times Square Station has a number of fake subway tiles that hide a more sinister design. In August 2017, in the wake of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, New York City had a reckoning with the Confederate memorial…

Harmon Museum in Lebanon, Ohio

The Harmon Museum, also sometimes referred to as the Lebanon Museum, is housed in historic Harmon Hall. Built in 1913 as a recreational facility by the real estate mogul and philanthropist William Elmer Harmon, Harmon Hall was donated to the City of Lebanon.  Harmon was born and raised in Lebanon a…

Fred's Flying Circus in Grand Island, Nebraska

Shortly after Fred Schritt retired from building and racing custom motorcycles, he came across an old vehicle that reminded him of "Mater" from the movie, Cars. He fixed the vehicle up in his own style and renamed it "the Peppermint Kid," and put it on a post outside the body shop he ran in Grand I…

Braddock Road Cannon in Alexandria, Virginia

Believed to have been abandoned by British General Edward Braddock in 1755 during the French and Indian War, this cannon was placed here in 1915 at the intersection of two rural dirt roads at what is now the intersection of Braddock and Russell Roads. Braddock was commander-in-chief of the 13 colon…
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Atlas Obscura Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Atlas Obscura founded?

    Atlas Obscura was founded in 2009.

  • Who are Atlas Obscura key executives?

    Atlas Obscura's key executives are Tyler Cole, Joshua Foer and Dylan Thuras.

  • How many employees does Atlas Obscura have?

    Atlas Obscura has 91 employees.

  • Who are Atlas Obscura competitors?

    Competitors of Atlas Obscura include Premier Exhibitions, MyRealTrip and Daytrip.

  • Where are Atlas Obscura offices?

    Atlas Obscura has an office in.

  • How many offices does Atlas Obscura have?

    Atlas Obscura has 1 office.