Seattle, Washington: Fremont Rocket

Artists transformed a Fairchild C-119 aircraft tail boom from a defunct army surplus store into the neighborhood ballistic weapon in 1994. The 53-ft. tall pulp SF rocket is labeled "De Libertas Quirkas" -- "Freedom to be Peculiar."
Address:
N 35th St., Seattle, WA
Directions:
Evanston Ave. North and North 35th St., southeast corner of the intersection, one block south of the Lenin statue.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Rocket.

Fremont Rocket

On a dusky afternoon you can walk beneath the Fremont Rocket and look up into the twinkling lights of its "engine."

[Cindy Lieberman, 11/15/2017]

Fremont rocket.

Fremont Rocket

The Fremont Rocket is huge -- but you don't really notice it when you walk by it. Very cool, and Fremont has MANY attractions. The Lenin statue, the troll under bridge, the J.P. Patches statue....

[Connie from Seattle, 11/28/2012]

Fremont Rocket.

Fremont Rocket

The Fremont Rocket is a local landmark; it used to be in an Army/Navy Surplus Store before it was installed in Fremont. The rocket is decorated with the Fremont community crest and motto, "De Libertas Quirkas," which means "Freedom to be Peculiar." It used to shoot out a coin-operated puff of steam, but that feature was disconnected some time ago.

[Leo Griffin, 06/04/2012]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Rooftop SaturnRooftop Saturn, Seattle, WA - < 1 mi.
Lenin StatueLenin Statue, Seattle, WA - < 1 mi.
Fremont Center of the Universe SignFremont Center of the Universe Sign, Seattle, WA - < 1 mi.
In the region:
U-Haul Space Needle, Renton, WA - 13 mi.

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