Seattle, Washington: The Fremont Troll
The Fremont Troll
A giant concrete troll has been lurking under the north end of the Aurora bridge and snacking on children and cars since 1990. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Fremont Troll: Trolls don't get much respect, even on their best days. Now the giant Fremont Troll has suffered the indignity of being painted by vandals. [04/08/2009] Complete Story...
Visitor Tips and News About The Fremont Troll
The Fremont Troll
The area under the bridge is under construction, but the Troll is still easily accessible.[Hilary Williams, 08/24/2011]
The VW bug originally had a California license plate and contained a time-capsule with Elvis memorabilia, but because of vandalism the former was stolen and the latter had to be removed.[Ted Stern, 07/26/1999]
Having lived in Seattle almost my whole life I know the offbeat attractions quite well.
The greatest collection of the unusual is located in a neighborhood called Fremont. There you will find a gigantic troll located underneath the Hwy 99 bridge. I do not know who the artist was or when it was created, but it has endured a great many years. The troll is made of concrete, and about the size of a small house. In his hand he is crushing a real VW Beetle.
In Fremont you will also find a twenty foot statue of Lenin (I couldn't tell you why). Plus an old rocket mounted to the side of a building that blows smoke every hour as it tries to blast off. The Pacific Science Center just recently moved their life size dinosaur exhibit to Freemont -- these dinosaurs are carved from living hedges. Freemont has even more oddities. Just explore who knows what you'll find.[Dblshot956, 07/13/1998]
The Troll is a great photo op; climb on up! Recall that his one eye is a hubcap. And the Archie McFee novelty warehouse store is in the vicinity.