The Fremont Troll (also known as The Troll, or the Troll Under the Bridge) is a public sculpture in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington in the United States.
The Troll is a mixed media colossal statue, located on N. 36th Street at Troll Avenue N., under the north end of the George Washington Memorial Bridge (also known as the Aurora Bridge). It is clutching an actual Volkswagen Beetle, as if it had just swiped it from the roadway above. The vehicle has a California license plate. Originally, the car held a time capsule, including a plaster bust of Elvis Presley, which was stolen when the sculpture was vandalized.
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William Crump | Feb 19, 2018
A group of scientists from Fremont declared Fremont to be the Center of the Universe. Alcohol may have at least initially involved. For such a place, there needs to be lots of stuff that separates this place from all the others. The troll is such stuff. On its own, it's an interesting piece of art under a bridge. With everything else - well, it's Fremont, the Center of the Universe.
thanh le | Mar 3, 2018
It's a troll!! Luckily you don't need to pay the troll a toll to cross haha. Overall, this is a nice stop if you are visiting Seattle. We went at night around 9-10pm so we had the entire place to ourselves. I heard that it's pretty packed during the day. So go at night if you can so you can have the place to yourselves.
Tim Harrell | Feb 26, 2018
Stop by the Fremont troll. It is a neat piece of art which seems to talk about people moving from California to the Fremont area. The sculpture is pretty large and when we went had children playing all around it. It is about a 10 minute walk from a local brewery.
Scott Driver | Feb 17, 2018
During our trip to Seattle, we visited the Fremont Troll. The sculpture was larger than expected and in great condition. We visited on a Saturday and it wasn't crowded at all. Parking is limited to street parking but there was plenty of free parking. This definitely an "off the path" place to visit.
David Canton | Feb 1, 2018
It's a neat little spot to take a quick picture. Not much else as it's located close to a neighborhood and directly under a bridge. The detail and workmanship is pretty awesome though 👍
Karan Osborne | Apr 1, 2018
Larger than I expected. We went on a day (mid March) that wasn't to crowded and everyone was courteous and waited their turn even stopping to help others take their pictures. But I could see where it would become crazy busy during tourist season. Street is in a beautiful residential area and us a bit narrow.
Owen Evans | Mar 29, 2018
Just a cool troll statue under a bridge. Really is what it sounds like. Totally worth a visit. Plus it's walking distance to a ton of cool stuff in Fremont (like the sometimes for sale Lenin statue down the street).
Shandall Boggan | Mar 18, 2018
Of course I have never had a horrible experience at this business no matter the venue. Friendly staff, good vibes, lovely coffee, and delicious snacks. Starbucks will most likely never let me down.
Adam Rosenberg | Mar 18, 2018
Much Large. Very Troll. Saw a Scandinavian guy with a spotlight trying to turn it to stone. Said something about fake bear attacks. He had a cool land rover though
Hailey Shurley | May 2, 2018
Awesome awesome awesome place to visit. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you probably never seen anything else quite like it anywhere. I was able to climb to the very top of the head and sit. The Volkswagen bus in the left hand is kind of hard to see if you don't know what's there
Candace Tarkeshian | Apr 18, 2018
One of the few FREE tourist stops in the greater Seattle area. Yes, parking takes a little time and a good eye, but the same can be said for anything worth visiting in Seattle. Bring a camera that handles low light well and expect to spend between 20 minutes and an hour here.
Dave Taylor | Apr 19, 2018
This is just amazing. Public art can so often be a formless block of stone will little meaning to anyone but the artist and a graduate with some fancy words. This troll is genuinely impressive. You're also bound to meet some others there as well taking it all in. Well worth a visit.
Alison Berger | Apr 10, 2018
I was so excited when I discovered this is THE TROLL under the bridge. The same troll I saw in 10 Thing I Hate About You. I climbed all over it and laughed like a little kid. Such a cool idea. Parking is limited and strict in this area, but there is a nice view and a delicious coffee shop nearby to enjoy. Go check it out, preferably when other people are working and it can be you and troll quality time.
Mariah Hansen | Jun 3, 2018
This is a great hidden treasure of Seattle. It’s worth the trip to visit, as you’ll see nothing like it anywhere else, and is a perfect spot for a unique Seattle photo! It’s a great stop for kids as they are able to climb the troll. The city is full of unique public art installations, like the Guy Wall in Pike’s Market or the Wall of Death hidden under another city bridge! If you’re in the area it’s worth a visit!
Eilleen V | May 11, 2018
The Fremont Troll is a great example of public art at it's finest. It's unique, it's interesting and it manages to make you forget the world and kind of feel like a kid again for a moment... Best of all, it's totally free! It is definitely worth checking out as you're not likely to see anything else quite like it.
Amber Lane | Jun 4, 2018
Such a cool little tourist item. I never knew it was in Seattle until a friend told me to be sure to see it. We've seen it on TV shows and other stuff. So cool
Matthew Yin | May 26, 2018
I had some friends of friends come into town. They have never been to Seattle but they had heard about Seattle. They understood the tourist traps and what the locals really valued. The Fremont is a tourist trap but also a local landmark that is adored. The troll is a troll you spend about 15 minutes climbing on it for a picture and then you post it to social media. So yes if your a bidding social media influencer than this is definitely a stop worth seeing.
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