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Address: Seattle, WA
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: The statue of Lenin on the corner should clue you in to the fact that...
The statue of Lenin on the corner should clue you in to the fact that everything about this neighborhood is alternative. Vegetarian cafes, eclectic shops, coffee houses, bookstores and street artists abound.
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Fremont: Center of the Universe, or Gateway to Scenic Downtown Ballard?

Fremont, aka "Center of the Universe" in local lore, is both rapidly-growing AND maining its own eccentric culture, though the prices are higher now. In close proximity, you'll... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
M_A_Iverson
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Seattle, Washington

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Olympia, Washington
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331 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I am particularly fond of this area. Walk the ship canal and the draw bridge or have a nice meal. Tour the brewery or pick the antique stores. A nice different feel of a big city.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Ah the giant troll under the bridge. I don't know the story behind it but I know for sure that you will definitely see anything like it. Again, a must see in Seattle.

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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Fremont is a fun neighborhood to shop and look at quirky public art. You can see all the art, shop and grab a coffee in 90 minutes. Street parking is fairly easy to find with a bit of driving around (in comparison to my hometown of Brooklyn, NY).

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Freemont has really nothing to see a few restaurants and shops but don't plan on needing more than 30 minutes and get the next bus out. Taxis are impossible to get.

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Antioch, California, United States
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71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is one of the best kept secrets in the Seattle area. When I used to go there as an adolescent it was mostly hippies and burn-outs that lived there. A lot of their history is still there. I loved my visit there. I was born close to there so I have a special attraction to the area.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Fremont, aka "Center of the Universe" in local lore, is both rapidly-growing AND maining its own eccentric culture, though the prices are higher now. In close proximity, you'll find the legendary Bridge Troll (clutching a real Volkswagen Beetle) with an all-seeing hubcap eye; an imposing statue of Lenin (Vladimir, not John), and the "Fremont Rocket," made from mismatched old parts.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Calling their neighborhood the Center of The Universe, this neighborhood is unique to Seattle. In the last few years it has really gone through a lot of changes and is fast becoming one of the major areas for food and micro breweries. Be sure to check out the Giant Troll Sculpture underneath the I-5 bridge and if you are here... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Interesting neighborhood with good foodie places and sights. There are lots of buses that can get to Fremont straight from Downtown. there are free Fremont maps and visitors should grab one to find all the odd statues and signs in Fremont .. :)

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I can't imagine that there is a better neighborhood in Seattle than Fremont. The restaurants are as varied in food choices as there are food styles. The young, high energy tempo beats on every corner. If you don't walk the streets and stop in for a meal then you haven't done Seattle.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a quirky fun neighborhood, with lots of interesting coffee shops and unique restaurants. Relaxed, young area,

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Address: Seattle, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Fremont

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