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Fremont Troll, Seattle

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One of Seattle's more unusual tourist attractions, Fremont Troll hides out under the Aurora Bridge. The giant stone sculpture of a troll eating a full-size Volkswagen Beetle was created by a team of local artists led by sculptor Steve Badanes. The mixed-media artwork is made of rebar steel, wire, and reinforced concrete. Though you can have your picture taken standing next to the sculpture, you can also climb on top of it and take a look at its one good eye, made from an ordinary hubcap. To visit Fremont Troll and get the most from your holiday in Seattle, create itinerary details personal to you using our Seattle road trip planning website .
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  • We took the grandkids to see the troll today and they enjoyed seeing it and haven there pictures taken on it.  more »
  • We came for the troll, which was cool to see, but the real gift was that it got us into the Fremont neighborhood, which turned out to be a fun place with cool shops and restaurants.  more »
  • There is free parking around the area, just circle back around and you should find an open spot. My 11 and 13 year old enjoyed the statue. People were patient enough to wait to take individual picture...  more »
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  • Fun local art! When our friends asked if we'd seen the troll under the bridge, I wasn't sure what to expect. This is exactly that - a troll under the bridge. He's completely delightful, and while we were there (about 10 minutes, we had to get on the road) a ton of other people came up to visit, too. Just a giant stone statue...but well worth stopping by. I have a feeling the folks in the neighborhood don't love all the extra traffic - many people walked up the hill but there were quite a few cars, too. This is just a bridge-end in a residential area, so if you can find a way to walk up, the locals would probably appreciate it. There's not really anywhere to park.
  • Great idea for fun under the bridge. Travelers from all around the world come and take a picture in front of this troll. It is in an Eclectic neighborhood that is easy to get to and out of. The kids will enjoy it and so will all the adults
  • I bring my tourist friends here bc everyone knows about the Space Needle and Pike Place, but this is one of the under the radar things that is really fun and unique. It's also a quick drive to Gasworks Park for some great photo ops. Also Fremont has some great eating spots so this is all centrally located to all of that.
  • The Fremont Troll is a landmark of Seattle, and a really fun stop in a cool area. Always nice to have some big sculptural art around, and this is a great, timeless choice. Well worth a stop and a bunch of photos -- don't miss it if you're in the area.
  • This is a great hidden treasure of Seattle. It’s worth the trip to visit, as you’ll see nothing like it anywhere else, and is a perfect spot for a unique Seattle photo! It’s a great stop for kids as they are able to climb the troll. The city is full of unique public art installations, like the Guy Wall in Pike’s Market or the Wall of Death hidden under another city bridge! If you’re in the area it’s worth a visit!
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