Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle, Washington

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.

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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 “Center of the Universe“, these dinosaur roadside attractions 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.

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.