The Fremont Rocket in Seattle, Washington
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The Fremont Rocket in Seattle, Washington

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The Fremont Rocket, 3420 Evanston Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

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Back in 1991 when the center of the universe was discovered, it was decided that Fremont 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 store in Bell town was being dismantled the choice became clear. And, thus, the Fremont Rocket was born.

 

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

 

Until 1993 the rocket remained in storage and in 1994 a failed attempt was made to display it.

 

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

 

Finally, in 1994, Werner Von Hoge, the noted West Fremont rocket scientist, spearheaded a team intent on erecting the rocket in time for the summer solstice and the Liberation of Fremont.

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

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

 

On June 3 of that year, the rocket was successfully unveiled at the center of the universe.

 

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

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

 

Site: The Fremont Rocket
Location: 3420 Evanston Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible.
Date: June 29, 2009

 

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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 to roadside attractions started early. Val blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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