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Fremont

Seattle, WA (Fremont)
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Ranked #62 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The statue of Lenin on the corner should clue you in to the fact that everything about this neighborhood is alternative. Vegetarian cafes, eclectic... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Tampa, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy art and specifically, street art, you do not want to miss the Fremont area. Most famous is the “Troll Under The Bridge”, a huge sculpture of a troll holding an (actual) Volkswagen Beetle. You can climb on top of this enormous sculpture (but it is easier climbing up than climbing down). Other interesting artwork are the sculptures... More

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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I really enjoyed an afternoon here going to the farmers market,which is excellent,and then exploring the neighborhood ,which is definitely funky.It is what I expected of Seattle and it didn't disappoint. It is great place for sitting at a cafe,people watching,and taking it all in.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went to see the list of statues on a map. We discovered more artistic items that were not on the map. Most of the items were beautiful, however, some seemed odd. The only drawback is that Fremont could clean the artwork now and again. The Fremont troll was unusual; however, you almost didn't notice he was holding a real VW... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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352 reviews 352 reviews
115 attraction reviews
385 helpful votes 385 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Any visit to Seattle should include a stop in at least one of its diverse neighborhoods, which contribute so much to the city's ambiance. My vote for the most offbeat goes to Fremont in the north, mostly because of its unusual public art and the vibes I get from the residents, who represent all age groups. Where else do people... More

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york, pa
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174 reviews 174 reviews
44 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Interesting to spend an hour walking around and seeing the troll and other art work. But if you go in the morning, even after 10, very few of the stores or restaurants are open except for the coffee houses.

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Shoreline, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Fremont is Seattle shrunk down into one small parcel. Quirky, trendy, and very impressed with it's own goofiness Fremont has a troll, a statue of Lenin, microbreweries, cutting edge restaraunts and true local flavor. Hard to park but fun to walk Fremont will open your mind to what a unique neighborhood really looks like.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Prepare yourself for a charming quirky neighborhood. Bring your camera, walk 34,35,and 36 street, the waterfront, and stop to see the troll under the bridge. The restaurants are many and varied. And as always there are many coffee shops, breweries and places to sit and people watch.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A friend of mine brought me along to the Fremont Summer Solstice festival, and it is brilliant. We were not in there early enough for the naked bicycle ride, which apparently takes place in the morning, but we got in for the parade. It was just great. Loads of people, all in a festive mood, and afterwards concert and beer... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
11 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I had read about the Fremont Sunday Market and wanted to check it out. I ended up spending the entire afternoon wandering around Fremont! I thoroughly enjoyed the market with the hand crafted items and food trucks. I found the statue of Lenin and the Troll and enjoyed a nice lunch on the deck of one of the many restaurants.... More

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Medford, Oregon
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31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Visited on New Year's Day, and not many shops were open. We still had a great time walking around checking out public art. The troll was a fun stop, and the park-like area down the street but also under the aurora bridge was beautiful. The PCC is a good place to stop for a snack, and not overly expensive. The... More

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