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Fremont Troll

N. 36th St at Troll Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
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  • Fremont Troll
    Nina H.
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    4 Jul 11, 2014

    Fremont is a really interesting neighborhood, and the Troll lives there. He's famous because he was featured in one of my favorite movies, 10 Things I Hate About You, and well, because he's an ugly troll. Perfect for photo opportunities, and climbing around if you want.

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  • Fremont Troll
    Yenni Vance
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    5 Jul 10, 2014

    The Fremont Troll hangs out under the Aurora bridge and is located near beautiful Gas Works Park. Climb atop the colossal statue to snap a photo, and marvel in its art! Fremont Troll. This is an unmissable experience when visiting Seattle!

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  • Fremont Troll
    Britt Stach
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    5 Jun 13, 2014

    This place is awesome when you're down in Seattle or need something to distract you this is the place.

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  • Fremont Troll
    Wes Andrews
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    5 Nov 06, 2013

    Ask a local for directions to the Fremont Troll. The address is 3405 Troll Ave N, otherwise known as underneath the Highway 99 bridge, but the easiest thing is to ask. If it’s sunny there will be plenty of tourists making their way for photo ops. You might recognize this grumpy gentlemen from Ten Things I Hate About You. Climb on his head!

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  • Fremont Troll
    Donna H
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    5 Oct 31, 2013

    a real troll under the bridge -- it's a trek if you take the bus from city center, but it's totally cool. I love venturing here, and then walking over to Paseo to grab lunch. It's a great day adventure.

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    Toni Sutton
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    5 Oct 05, 2013

    Fremont is a very awesome neighborhood with good eats, great shops, and the Fremont Troll! You'll really enjoy the neighborhood and it's not too far from downtown so you can get to this area easily by bus or cab (not expensive at all)

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  • Fremont Troll
    Shala Passwater
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    4 May 11, 2013

    A cute little piece of artwork in a quirky neighborhood. The only downside is that up under the bridge there's a well-established homeless civilization.

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  • Fremont Troll
    Lorrie M
    4 Dec 14, 2012

    This is definitely a very weird attraction to have and I guess it's cool to see but there isn't much to it.

    On a normal day you will see a lot of kids climbing up and down and around it and maybe a few pieces of trash. Generally, they try to keep this place fairly clean.

    Getting here is a bit of a pain because the streets are extremely narrow and there are rows of cars parked on both sides. The intersections are a bit strange and it's difficult to find parking because the streets are already lined. This is in a residential area so it's quiet for most of the time(s) you will see the troll. It will probably take you all of 5 minutes to grab two pictures and move on and there isn't much else around the area so don't make it an out of the way attraction to see because it's just ... what it is ... a troll!

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  • Fremont Troll
    Traci
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    3 Dec 14, 2012

    This is one of those strange, "only in Seattle" things that you'll see every now and then. It's literally a grey stone troll with eyes that 'sits' under a bridge in the Fremont neighborhood. It was apparently designed by some local artists, and to this day the locals have fun dressing him up around holidays and other events in Seattle. You never know what you'll see around him depending on the day or time of year. Again, it's under a bridge, so there's not a lot of time to spend here, but worth driving by or taking a picture if you've got some time!

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    Katie Pierce
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    5 Nov 30, 2012

    My uncle tried to convince me this troll came alive at night. Still remains my most vivid memory of Seattle.

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  • Fremont Troll
    Craig Weichmann
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    4 Nov 17, 2012

    really cool piece of art in a great part of town. I recommend seeing this when you visit Seattle

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    Alex L
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    5 Sep 26, 2012

    I'm not quite sure how to review a giant concrete troll, but this is one of the things that reminds me why I love Seattle. Built back in the 1990s to combat the drug dealing happening under the Aurora Bridge in the artsy district of Fremont, the Troll has become a tourist attraction. You'll see dozens of people from around the world each day, arriving to photograph the 20-foot creature (who is clutching a real VW bug in his hand).

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    4 Sep 24, 2012

    The Fremont Troll is a must see for any Seattle visitor who likes to keep things a little off beat and low key. The Fremont neighborhood is also a nice place to get a bite and see the Lenin Statue, another local gem.

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  • Fremont Troll
    Trina
    5 Sep 05, 2012

    A Seattle landmark... as a kid, I would always make my dad drive past this guy whenever we were anywhere near the City.

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    Sylvia Bliesner Weaver
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Fremont is great, In May there is a big get together with lots of fun stuff to do. The canal, rope swings. and lots of people

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  • Fremont Troll
    Dawn Hanby
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    A wonderful piece of art. I think everyone should visit the troll and close to Lake Union. A must see.

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  • Fremont Troll
    Kyle Higa
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    If nothing else, you can take some awesome pictures here. Look Ma! I'm picking a giant troll's nose! Hey fb friends, i'm someplace totally awesome - guess where?! It's only about a mile down the road from the most awesome cuban sandwich place on earth (Paseo's) so you might as well walk off that food coma by visiting a giant, randomly-placed work of art - especially if you're lucky enough to visit Seattle during good weather, which fortunately, I was!

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  • Fremont Troll
    Yulree Chun "@GogobotLA"
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Who doesn't love a troll under a bridge?

    Fun facts:
    1) the best sandwich place, Paseo, in Seattle and dare i say it, perhaps all of the west coast, is in the same neighborhood So whether you get to Fremont for the sandwich or the Troll, make sure you pair it with the other. Sandwich + troll = awesome combo.

    2) the Troll was in 10 Things I Hate About You.

    3) the car under its left hand is a real VW bug.

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  • Fremont Troll
    Sara O
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Worth seeing if you're in the area... Especially if you are with someone else and surprise them with it!

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  • Fremont Troll
    Jessica Labbits
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    A very unique place to visit. Not one of the "Must see's" of Seattle, but its definitely worth wile to take a picture with a giant cement troll.

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We all know trolls love bridges. Apparently they like snatching Volkswagen Beetles and the unsuspecting drivers from Seattle’s Aurora Bridge, as well. That’s where you’ll find the Freemont Troll lurking. Since the 1930’s there have been rumors of trolls wreaking havoc on the locals of this Seattle neighborhood but it wasn’t until the 1990’s when just anyone could see one. That’s when a band of ... read more
artistic misfits called the Jersey Devils erected this stone troll under the bridge. You can see him for yourself or attend one of many troll-centric events held by the Freemont Arts Counsil, like Troll-aween or Shakespeare at the troll.

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