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The Fremont Troll

Outdoor Free
Roadside Attractions, Statues & Structures, Cultural
Fremont Troll, Troll Avenue North, Seattle, WA
URL: The Fremont Troll  Phone: 206-684-2489

Activity Overview

If you think that monsters under the bed are stuff that makes children's nightmares, you haven't seen the troll under the bridge in Seattle. The Fremont Troll is both scary and fascinating. It is a public structure that is part of the bridge rehabilitation program led by the Fremont Arts Council to help reclaim the area which used to be a place for illegal activities. The troll was inspired by the Scandinavian story, Three Billy Goats Gruff. Locals and tourists who have seen the Fremont Troll say that this is the coolest thing that they have seen in Seattle and it's definitely a must-visit.

Things to Do

  • Visit the area under the northern end of the George Washington Memorial Bridge at Troll Avenue N. It will be hard to miss an 18-ft troll sculpture gripping a Volkswagen Beetle.
  • You can climb the troll and have your photo taken while you're on it. You can also choose to leave some money on the donation box to help keep the place clean.
  • Visit during the holidays and you might just see the troll sporting a Santa hat.
  • There's is nothing else to do once you see the troll but you can walk to the neighborhood area where you'll find good restaurants.

The Fremont Troll Insider Tips

  • Just add this as a quick stop in your itinerary. Once you get to the area, it will only take a couple of minutes to take photos.

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