Attractions

Top Choice Park in Green Lake & Fremont

Green Lake Park

A favorite hunting ground for runners, personal trainers and artistically tattooed sunbathers, scenic Green Lake Park surrounds a small natural lake created by a glacier during the last ice age. Two paths wind aroun…
Top Choice Monument in Green Lake & Fremont

Fremont Public Sculpture

Long known for its wry contrarianism, Fremont does bizarre like the rest of the world does normal. For proof, look no further than its public sculpture, an eclectic amalgamation of the scary, the politically incorre…
Statue in Green Lake & Fremont

Statue of Lenin

Fremont's provocative bronze statue of Lenin was salvaged from the people of Poprad, Czechoslovakia in 1993 who, having suffered for 40 years under communism, were probably glad to see the back of the bearded curmud…
Statue in Green Lake & Fremont

Fremont Rocket

Fremont has adopted this phallic and zany-looking rocket grafted onto the corner of shoe shop as its community totem. Constructed in the 1950s for use in the Cold War, the rocket was plagued with engineering difficu…
Monument in Green Lake & Fremont

Waiting for the Interurban

Seattle’s most popular piece of public art, Waiting for the Interurban, is cast in recycled aluminum and depicts six people waiting for a train that never comes. Occasionally locals will lovingly decorate the people…
Sculpture in Green Lake & Fremont

Fremont Troll

The Fremont Troll is an outlandish sculpture that lurks beneath the north end of the Aurora Bridge at N 36th St. The troll's creators – artists Steve Badanes, Will Martin, Donna Walter and Ross Whitehead – won a com…
Park in Green Lake & Fremont

Gas Works Park

Urban reclamation has no greater monument in Seattle than Gas Works Park. The former power station here produced gas for heating and lighting from 1906 to 1956. The gas works was thereafter understandably considered…
Monument in Green Lake & Fremont

Guidepost

This whimsical guidepost that points in 16 different directions – including towards the Troll, the Lenin statue and the Milky Way – appeared anonymously on Fremont Ave in 1995, the result of one of the neighborhood’…
Zoo in Green Lake & Fremont

Woodland Park Zoo

In Woodland Park, up the hill from Green Lake Park, the Woodland Park Zoo is one of Seattle’s most popular tourist attractions, consistently rated as one of the top 10 zoos in the country. It was one of the first in…
Landmark in Green Lake & Fremont

Green Lake Aqua Theater

The lonely-looking grandstand at the southern end of Green Lake is all that remains of the former 5500-capacity Green Lake Aqua Theater, an outdoor auditorium overlooking the lake (where the stage once was) that sto…