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Seattle, WA (Fremont)
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Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including...
Ranked #69 of 215 Attractions in Seattle
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
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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 shops, coffee houses, bookstores and street artists abound.
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St. Albert, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Lots of interesting shops including barcades and quirky coffee shops. I had some great food here at the farmers market. More than a troll and a statue of Lenin!

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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Public art scattered around a small area of town. The troll is the most famous but there's plenty of other pieces to check out - the statue of Lenin imported after the iron curtain fell, the stolen cold war missile - all good fun, and all quite well signposted. Remember to look up though. The area has a hippie reputation,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
69 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We speak here about a district with a lot of animation, numerous shops and pleasant sculptures to be looked, without forgetting the numerous restaurants which find themselves there. The district is filled with young trendy and switched on adults.

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Tampa, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 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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46 reviews 46 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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458 reviews 458 reviews
157 attraction reviews
490 helpful votes 490 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
47 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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