Skip to Main Content

Arlington, Washington: Hippie Bus Tree Shrine

In a field, surrounded by a fence, is a rusted Volkswagen hippie bus on an elevated platform with a single tree growing straight through it.

8730 160th St. NE, Arlington, WA
Four miles south of downtown Arlington, on the west side of WA-9, just south of its intersection with 160th St. NE.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Hippie Bus Tree Shrine

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Hippie VW Bus Tree Shrine.

Hippie Bus Tree Shrine

This photo was taken in winter when the bus is more visible. American flags, formerly displayed, have been replaced by patriotic, military-supporting banners hanging on the fence. Not a typical hippie sentiment.

[Jeff B, 02/22/2023]

Hippie Bus Tree Shrine.

Volkswagen Van Shrine

On Hwy 9 and 160th headed into Arlington is an old, rusted Volkswagen van that is on a platform, fenced off, with a tree growing through the middle of it and U.S. flags at each corner. Would love to know the story behind this shrine

[Tim Freeman, 08/22/2021]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Christmas Tree and Kangaroo FarmChristmas Tree and Kangaroo Farm, Arlington, WA - 6 mi.
Walk-Thru Stump, Former Drive-ThruWalk-Thru Stump, Former Drive-Thru, Arlington, WA - 4 mi.
Car Parts Metal WelderCar Parts Metal Welder, Snohomish, WA - 16 mi.
In the region:
World's Largest Trophy Cup, Seattle, WA - 37 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Washington Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum, Gibsland, Louisiana (May 20-26, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings