We Love These Weird Seattle Attractions, and So Will You!
There's always something to do in Seattle as long as you're willing to step out of your comfort zone and go where the weird flourish.
Seeing the quirky and offbeat side of a city always makes for a great and memorable vacation. Looking for the weird and the strange in a big city like Seattle adds to the value of the vacation you already have planned. Avoiding the usual tourist spots instead immersing yourself in something totally different and unique during your vacation makes the trip more exciting.
Just imagine the colorful tales you can tell your friends back home after visiting these Seattle sites. It will be a thrilling adventure that will seem like you traveled to a an exotic land instead of just Seattle. Seems like a far-fetched tale, right? You'd be wrong in dismissing Seattle this early, the city has its lovable quirks hiding in its corners, you just have to know which corner to turn.
Bob’s Java Jive – The Giant Coffee Pot
A visit to the world's coffee capital isn't complete without seeing the giant coffee pot known as Bob's Java Jive. It's a sight to see indeed. If you're expecting the gigantic coffee pot looking building to hold your usual espresso hub, you'd be dead wrong.
Inside Bob's Java Jive is actually one of the best dive bar and restaurant you can find in town. At night the grungy coffee pot comes to life with bright lights and is just beckoning for visitors to come inside to join in the fun. The retro dive bar has live music, flowing beer, and karaoke at any given night. Step inside the coffee pot for some good old timey fun where the food and beer are cheap but still scrumptious!
Bob's Java Jive
2102 S Tacoma Way,
Tacoma, WA 98409
Daily: 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Phone: +1 253-475-9843
The Freemont Troll gives life to the Troll Under the Bridge children's tale. The weird (and a little scary) sculpture is the collaborative work of Steve Badanes, Will Martin, Donna Walter, and Ross Whitehead and has been attracting visitors since it was finished in 1990. Standing at 18 feet and weighing at a whooping 13,000 pounds tourists have been climbing and taking pictures with the troll to their heart's content.
Visiting Seattle and walking under the bridge to see a troll might sound like a weird fairy tale strange people want to relive, but it's actually a must see attraction in Seattle. It's a sight you won't see anywhere else so don't miss out on meeting the Freemont Troll!
3405 Troll Ave N,
Seattle, WA 98103
Bicycle Tree on Vashon Island
The weird, the odd, and the incredibly fascinating can be found beyond the city limits of Seattle. In Vashon Island where an old and rusty bike has been "eaten" up by a tree and now hangs suspended over 7 feet from the ground.
There are many stories and legends that surrounds this weird attraction that combines nature with humanity, but no one knows the true story and it still remains as a mystery today. The Bicycle Tree is a popular destination for hikers, bikers, and those interested in a good mystery. Who know if we'll ever find out the truth behind this attraction, but it's truly a must see.
Bicycle Tree on Vashon Island
99th Ave SW, Vashon, WA 98070
*Don't worry about getting lost while looking for the Bicycle Tree, locals will be glad to help you find it!
The Weird Side of Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market is one of Seattle's biggest tourist spots because there's just so many things to see and do in this part of town. With the farmer's market and great food shops aside lurks a weird and quirky side of the market. Pike Place Market has a lot of oddities that must be explored and once you visit them, you'll likely never forget them for years to come.
Some of the must see quirky and offbeat places in Pike Place Market:
Giant Shoe Museum: Although not technically a museum per say you'll still be able to see weird shoes from all over the world. For just a few cents you'll be able to see some shoes of mystery and the shoes worn by the tallest man.
Post Alley Gum Wall: A wall covered with chewed gum doesn't sound like the most sanitary of attractions, but it's a sight you won't forget. You can say the memory will stick to you for a long time.
There's so much to see inside Pike Place Market. You just have to be willing to look further to see the really weird stuff!
Pike Place Market
Between Pike and Pine sts. at First Ave.,
Seattle, WA 98101
Seattle has its many tourist attractions for you to discover. Aside from the normal tourist destinations like the Space Needle there are more things to look into when you're in the city. Some of the weirder sights might take more effort to find, but they are all worth the effort.
Make the best of your time in Seattle and look into every crack and crevice so that you won't miss anything. Big cities also have their weird and odd attractions hiding in the corner, it's just up to you to look for them. What do you say? Ready for a fascinatingly weird vacation in Seattle?
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