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

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...

Bunny Crossing sign in Seattle, Washington

Bunny Crossing Sign

A bunny crossing sign on a tree in Fremont.
Site: Bunny Crossing sign
Location: Canal Park, 199 N Canal St, Fremont, Seattle, Washington
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible.
Date: June 29, 2009

Space sculpture in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.

Space Sculpture in Fremont, Seattle, Washington

Across the street from the infamous Lenin statue in the Fremont neighborhood is Seattle, Washington is another roadside attraction. A 3D Space sculpture representing the cosmos. Since Fremont is known as the Center of the Universe it is only fitting to have an art piece devoted to, well, the universe! The artwork features a mixed-media sidewalk mural of the galaxies...

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

The Fremont Rocket in Seattle, Washington

Back in 1991 when the center of the universe was discovered, it was decided that Fremont (a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington and, indeed, the center of the universe) needed a monument that would capture their new status in the world. Many ideas were passed around as to what that monument should be, But, when a circa 1950 cold war rocket fuselage attached to a...

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

The Fremont Troll in Seattle, Washington

We all know the fairy tale story. Once upon a time three goats try to cross a bridge in search of more food. Each goat encounters a giant bridge troll who refuses to let him pass but is tricked into letting them go as each tells him of his bigger, older brother to come. Most know this as just a story, a fairy tale, a tall tale legend told throughout the years that...

Fremont High Dive sign in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.

Fremont High Dive Sign in Seattle, Washington.

Fremont High Dive sign depicting a diver outside of a concert venue and bar in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.

Site: High Dive Seattle
Location: 513 N 36th, Seattle, WA 98103
Cost: May charge cover.
Hours: Open Daily 4pm-2am
Note:: High Dive is a 21 and over live music venue.
Date: June 29, 2009

Fremont Ballroom sign showing dancers outside of a restaurant and bar in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.

Fremont Ballroom Sign

Fremont Ballroom sign showing dancers outside of a restaurant and bar in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.

Site: Ballroom
Location: 456 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Cost: May charge cover.
Hours: Open Daily 4pm – 2am, Sundays 12pm – 2am
Date: June 29, 2009

Late for the Interurban, a statue of J.P. Patches and his girlfriend Gertrude in the Fremont area of Seattle, Washington.

Late for the Interurban statue in Seattle, Washington

While those Waiting for the Interurban may be tired of holding out, there are a couple of others down the block who just might be glad that that street car has yet to come. These clowns are Late for the Interurban. In 2008 another statue was erected just down the block from the Waiting for the Interurban statue. The J.P. Patches Statue, also dubbed “Late for...

Waiting for the Interurban, a roadside attraction in the Fremont area of Seattle, Washington, that locals dress up for different occasions.

Waiting for the Interurban in Fremont, Seattle, Washington

I always seem to be waiting for the bus. Recent cuts to Chicago service mean I have to wait a little longer for the number nine between Lakeview and Wicker Park. A break down on the El meant I was late to work the other day when all the trains had to share one track, slowing service tremendously. And, inevitably, on the coldest day of the year, I will miss the brown...