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Fremont

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Address: , Seattle, WA
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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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Nice stay for first visit in Seattle

We enjoyed our stay in Fremont. We we're able to walk to our favorite coffee shop on our trip and also to dinner, which was very convenient. Also, the location was pretty good in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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English first
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This town is maybe one of the cutest towns I have visited in Washington. Walk around or rent a bike if you can there is so much to see and do. The troll is always fun. Gasworks park is right around the corner take a picnic from paseo if you can get there early to avoid the line. There are... More 

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Southwest Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Came to Fremont for the Geocaching Block Party. Was able to thoroughly explore the area (stayed in a local BnB) and was delighted by all the quirky attractions. Plenty of restaurants and shopping as well.

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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We enjoyed our stay in Fremont. We we're able to walk to our favorite coffee shop on our trip and also to dinner, which was very convenient. Also, the location was pretty good in terms of getting to and from downtown, capital hill, or queen Anne. The area we stayed in was quiet and homey. Nothing bad to say.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Fremont has been climbing the ladder of success of make your district a desirable place since the 60s, and I do believe they have done it. It's still not over the top, and there is still a little bit of the old funk left, so go while you can to a cool coffee house, or old restaurant ( if there... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 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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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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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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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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