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Fremont Troll, Seattle

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One of Seattle's more unusual tourist attractions, Fremont Troll hides out under the Aurora Bridge. The giant stone sculpture of a troll eating a full-size Volkswagen Beetle was created by a team of local artists led by sculptor Steve Badanes. The mixed-media artwork is made of rebar steel, wire, and reinforced concrete. Though you can have your picture taken standing next to the sculpture, you can also climb on top of it and take a look at its one good eye, made from an ordinary hubcap. To visit Fremont Troll and get the most from your holiday in Seattle, create itinerary details personal to you using our Seattle road trip planning website .
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  • Fun thing to see, but you do have a big hill to walk up. It is worth the walk, it does have a nice view from the top.  more »
  • You must visit the Troll. All around Seattle, Fremont, Ballard and Ravenna neighborhoods you will find the little people spirits represented. Whimsy and cosmic giggles in the unseen. As the Icelandic ...  more »
  • Lots of people being polite and letting people get pictures with the troll. Drivers honling their horn under the bridge was super annoying. So are bad drivers.  more »
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  • Not really sure how to write a review of the troll. Its a giant troll. What do you wanna know? Go there, marvel at its weirdness, take a pic, then go to Fremont brewing and drink. Could potentially be a bit sketchy and dark late at night. But there's always tourists about. If you're walking there its a short hill up to it.
  • Great fun to see but obstructed by construction saw horses. Popular spot so along with obstruction lots of visitors climbing and touching makes it hard to get pictures. Rather spooky at night for kids.
  • This is really cool and a creative idea! Well made! I feel like people really shouldn't climb on it though, whether there are warning signs or not. Risking your neck for a selfie? No one would ever – (looks at news) never mind.
  • A small tourist stop in Seattle. It's a troll sculpture that protects the community garden. I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to visit, but if you're already in the area, go for it. We only stopped by, because it was within walking distance from Uneeda Burger, where we had a late lunch. If you make it here, check out the community garden that's up the hill to your left. I personally enjoyed walking through the garden more than snapping a pic with the troll. During my visit in November, there was some graffiti on the troll. A local said that they try to clean it up once in a while, because graffiti is a common occurrence.
  • It's cool for sure! You won't be there long though... quick stop! Definitely cool to take pics with.

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