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Kurt Cobain Memorial Park, Aberdeen

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3.7/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
Kurt Cobain Memorial Park, also called Kurt Cobain Landing, is the first official, full-scale memorial to Kurt Cobain in his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington. A welcome sign to the city, placed in 2005, more than ten years after Cobain's death, obliquely says "come as you are" but does not mention him by name and was the first official recognition of Cobain. The park, initially built in Felony Flats on city-owned land near his Aberdeen home in 2011, and maintained by local volunteers as Kurt Cobain Landing, was adopted by the city of Aberdeen in 2015, 20 years after his death. As recently as 2011, a motion not to rename the adjacent Young Street Bridge after Cobain was applauded at a city council meeting.The lyrics of the Nirvana song "Something in the Way" are about the Young Street Bridge. The lyrics to the song are etched on an aluminum plaque posted in the park.A granite memorial headstone with Cobain quotes rests in the park. Part of one of the quotes was sandblasted away because the city mayor found the phrase " will fuck you up" offensive.
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  • Driving to Aberdeen from Seattle is a long drive, something like 3.5 hours but if you are a true Kurt Cobain fan the entire experience will be very emotional and overwhelming for you. Once you get to ...  read more »
  • Interesting for sure. Not what we expected though. Very very small park. Two minutes is all you need to see everything here. 
  • Not a Nirvana fan, but a music fan in general. I was passing through Aberdeen and wanted to see what the memorial looked like. Much better than I anticipated, actually multiple memorial type pieces an...  read more »
  • It's a really great experience. If you come to Washington this is an amazing place to stop. The park is really small but it's pretty moving. When you go under the bridge, it feels like Kurt is there. If you read some of the things people have written, you realize that he really is missed and people do really care. I hope you visit this location.
  • Pretty depressing and dirty. The muddy pit under the bridge was littered with orange syringe caps and smelled like urine. I liked cobain and nirvana but this tribute park doesn't do him justice.
  • Somebody reviewed this place as a grungy and dingy and gave it 2 Stars.. but isn't that the point? The fuk did you expect, Disney? RIP Kurt, I will be visiting this very soon
  • Very small and a little run down. Still worth visiting to see the plaques, but the coolest thing was seeing the muddy banks....
  • I'm so happy to see this. Being from Texas, I was (and still am) told that I am some sort of evil for liking Nirvana and being Gen X. I can't believe I live in a state that accepts a song like bootylicious and not come as you are. Thanks for this.
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