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Fremont Troll

Photo: Roshan Vyas

Fremont Troll


Address:

Troll Ave N

Seattle, WA 98103

Phone:

206-684-2489

Website:

www.fremont.com

Hours:

Open 24 hours

Admission:

Free

Wheelchair Access:

Yes

Dogs Allowed:

Yes


Description

Lurking under the north end of the Aurora Bridge in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle is this car-clutching creature known locally as the Fremont Troll. Weighing in at a staggering 13,000 pounds, this 18-foot tall concrete colossus was the brainchild of a UW professor, his girlfriend, and two of his students, after his design won an art competition in 1990. Now this much-photographed sculpture is a local treasure where climbing is encouraged. And, yes, that is a real Volkswagen Beetle in his grasp.



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