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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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  • Larger than I expected. We went on a day (mid March) that wasn't to crowded and everyone was courteous and waited their turn even stopping to help others take their pictures. But I could see where it would become crazy busy during tourist season. Street is in a beautiful residential area and us a bit narrow.
  • Just a cool troll statue under a bridge. Really is what it sounds like. Totally worth a visit. Plus it's walking distance to a ton of cool stuff in Fremont (like the sometimes for sale Lenin statue down the street).
  • Of course I have never had a horrible experience at this business no matter the venue. Friendly staff, good vibes, lovely coffee, and delicious snacks. Starbucks will most likely never let me down.
  • It's a troll!! Luckily you don't need to pay the troll a toll to cross haha. Overall, this is a nice stop if you are visiting Seattle. We went at night around 9-10pm so we had the entire place to ourselves. I heard that it's pretty packed during the day. So go at night if you can so you can have the place to yourselves.
  • Much Large. Very Troll. Saw a Scandinavian guy with a spotlight trying to turn it to stone. Said something about fake bear attacks. He had a cool land rover though
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