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Port Angeles, Washington: Rocktopus

Large octopus made of cemented-together stones, sprawled across a big rock.

315 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles, WA
In the parking lot of the Feiro Marine Life Center, just east of the ferry dock, at the intersection of N. Lincoln St. and E. Railroad Ave.
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Stop putting locks on this poor guy. And stop digging its stones out. I have photos of when it was perfectly untouched by tourists. It was gorgeous!

[Mo Howard, 09/07/2023]



Great things to do in the area! The Marine Life Center was super cool. The wharf, a cool pelican statue. Hollywood Beach and historical photos and nice mural. What we thought was going to be a two-minute stop at the locktopus/rocktopus turned into a nice afternoon.

[Sara Giles, 09/08/2022]


The Rocktopus

There are locks on the chain fencing and no explanation.

[Jane, 04/02/2019]

Perhaps it's a spontaneous "love locks" site for human and cephalopod romance.



Rocktopus is a sculpture of a large octopus made from cement and stones. Incidentally, people have begun hanging locks along the chain fence surrounding this Rocktopus with significant dates or names written on them.

[Laura Perez, 07/14/2018]

Rocktopus was built by Oliver Strong and Maureen Wall. It's been sprawled across its parking lot rock since at least 2009. March 2019: Photo added.

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