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Explore Washington roadside attractions and other tourist traps, restaurants, stops, and detours to add to your Washington road trip itinerary.

Ivar Feeding the Gulls statue at Ivar's Fish Bar in Seattle, Washington

Ivar Feeding the Gulls statue in Seattle, Washington

Ivar Feeding the Gulls is a statue of Ivar Johan Haglund (March 21, 1905 – January 30, 1985), a folk singer, restaurateur and founder of Ivar’s, a well-known Seattle seafood restaurant chain. This statue lives in front of one of the chain’s first and most popular outposts, Ivar’s Fish Bar at Pier 54, located along Alaskan Way in the Seattle...

Bigfoot at the Seattle Museum of Mysteries in Seattle, Washington

Seattle Museum of the Mysteries in Seattle, Washington (Gone)

The Seattle Museum of the Mysteries was a shopfront museum in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood that specialized in the paranormal. The small basement museum and research center was jam packed with books, photos, documents, and artifacts related to paranormal science, ancient civilizations, alternate reality, UFOs, crop circles, mysteries, and bigfoot. Exhibits...

Two headed baby on a piano at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in Seattle, Washington is a must-see destination for lovers of the weird. The novelty shop and oddity museum has been around since 1899. It was opened that year by Joseph Edward Standley (1854-1940) and has been operated by his family ever since. Stop in to pick out a peculiar (or not so peculiar) Seattle souvenir or admire the collections of...

Gold Prospector Statue in Sumas, Washington

Gold Prospector Statue in Sumas, Washington

I saw this Gold Prospector Statue in Sumas, Washington, out the car window on our road trip from Seattle to Hyder, Alaska. We didn’t have time to stop, so I could only get a couple of quick snaps in before we drove off. At the time (2009) it sat next to Lo’s Garden Chinese and American Food, a restaurant that is now Pho & Teriyaki Asian Cuisine. I...

The Fremont Troll, a roadside attraction in Seattle, Washington.

Attractions & Things to See in Fremont, Seattle

There are plenty of weird, wacky, and peculiar things to see in Fremont, a weird wacky and peculiar neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. Call it “The People’s Republic of Fremont.” Call it “The Artists’ Republic of Fremont.” Call it the “center of the universe.” Whichever you choose, Fremont, a neighborhood in Seattle...

The Fremont Troll, a roadside attraction in Seattle, Washington.

The 15 Best Washington Roadside Attractions

Are you planning a Washington road trip and want to find all the best Washington roadside attractions along your route? Whether you’re driving I-90 from Washington to Spokane, exploring the Cascade Loop or Chinook Pass, or taking Interstate 5 to Olympia, you won’t want to miss these fifteen must-see places to go in Washington. They’re fun road trip stops and great...

Bronze Jimi Hendrix Statue in Seattle, Washington

Bronze Jimi Hendrix Statue in Seattle, Washington

The bronze Jimi Hendrix Statue in Seattle, Washington was unveiled in 1997. Now, over 20 years later, it is still a pop culture icon and popular tourist attraction in the city. Actually named “The Electric Lady Studio Guitar,” for locals and visitors alike the sculpture is more commonly called the bronze Jimi Hendrix statue. Hendrix was an American...

Big Rooster in Nooksack, Washington

Big Rooster in Nooksack, Washington

On my road trip from Seattle to Hyder, Alaska we stumbled upon this Big Rooster in Nooksack, Washington. And, let me tell you, this Washington roadside attraction rules the roost! The fiberglass rooster once advertised a restaurant named Dunny’s in Everson. When I visited in 2009 it showcased a family Mexican Restaurant called Mexico Tipico. Today, both...

Little Roadside Tavern Bear in Everson, Washington - Carved bear roadside attraction outside of the Little Roadside Tavern in Everson, Washington.

Little Roadside Tavern Bear in Everson, Washington.

A carved bear raises a beer and hides a cub outside of the Little Roadside Tavern in Everson, Washington.

We saw this Washington roadside attraction last year on our road trip from Seattle, Washington to Hyder, Alaska.
Site: Carved Little Roadside Tavern Bear
Location: 3699 Mt Baker Hwy, Everson, WA 98247
Date: June 26, 2009

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