Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle

Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle, Washington

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The Fremont section of Seattle is home to some pretty weird things (see the giant bridge troll and the statue of Lenin, amongst others). One of the newer additions to the area are two large Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries. These ivy-covered dinosaur-shaped hedges (depicting a mother and child reptile) are a site to behold indeed! Especially, if they aren’t completely ivy-covered…

Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle

Back in 1999 Jon Hegeman and a group of other Fremont locals purchased the dinos from Seattle Center for the grand total of $1. With the purchase they had two days to move the creatures, and, with much help, they did.

Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle

The mother dino is about 66-feet long, and together, the dinosaur topiaries weigh in at about 5 tons and require about 7,000 ivy plans to cover them completely.

Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle

The dinos may seem like a strange edition to any town, but considering many of the other sites in the area, these beasts are pretty tame.

Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle
Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle

Site: Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries
Location: 101 N Canal Street (Phinney Ave and 34th St.), Seattle, Washington (Fremont area)
Cost: Free
Hours: Always visible.
Date: June 29, 2009

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Photos of the Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Seattle, Washington. These reptile-shaped hedges are found in the Fremont area of the city. Visit this weird roadside attraction on a Washington road trip or Seattle vacation. Add a stop in Fremont to you travel itinerary and bucket list.
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Photos of the Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Seattle, Washington. These reptile-shaped hedges are found in the Fremont area of the city. Visit this weird roadside attraction on a Washington road trip or Seattle vacation. Add a stop in Fremont to you travel itinerary and bucket list.
Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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