Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle
Washington

Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle

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The Fremont section of Seattle is home to some pretty weird things. One of the newer additions to the area are two large topiaries in the shape of mother and child Apatosauruses. These ivy-covered dinosaurs are a site to behold indeed! Especially, if they aren’t completely ivy-covered…

Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle, Washington.

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.

Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle, Washington.

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, Washington.

The dinos may seem like a strange edition to any town, but considering many of the other sites in the area, these beasts are pretty tame.

Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle, Washington.

Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries in Fremont, Seattle, Washington.

Site: Apatosaurus Dinosaur Topiaries
Location: Phinney Ave and 34th St., Seattle, Washington (Fremont area)
Cost: Free
Hours: Always visible.
Date: June 29, 2009

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Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip. Read more.