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Fremont

Address: Seattle, WA (Fremont)
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Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including...
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Ranked #87 of 498 things to do in Seattle
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: The statue of Lenin on the corner should clue you in to the fact that...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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 shops, coffee houses, bookstores and street artists abound.
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London, Canada
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216 reviews 216 reviews
154 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This was one of our favorite stops in Seattle. Self proclaimed as the "Centre of the Universe", there were so many shops, restaurants and cool sculptures and statues to explore- and don't forget to visit the troll under the bridge!! A fun, quirky neighborhood that should be on everyone's list of things to see in Seattle!

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wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Lots to do here all within an easy walk .... Beside the Troll (which is worth it) there is the national geocaching Headquarters, Theo's Chocolate, and much more. Do It!!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This area of Seattle is a perfect cocktail of an artistic movement shaken with a bit of fun nightlife. Many people can recommend a live show at the High Dive or a good pint at The Dubliner. There are late night eats all around and during the day plenty of neat and quirky things to see including the Stalin Statue,... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Edinburgh
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
97 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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579 reviews 579 reviews
228 attraction reviews
656 helpful votes 656 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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