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Viretta Park

151 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112-5033
+1 206-684-4075
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Unless you need to see where Kurt Cobain lived, there's no need to visit

This is a nice little pocket park in a fancy neighborhood. But unless you're one of the faithful... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
T9-Orca
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Seattle, Washington
Smallest Park with One Lonely Bench

Following Kurt Cobain's death, his cremated ashes were scattered to the Pasific winds into the... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Jordan S
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Colorado
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  • Poor10%
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151 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112-5033
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a nice little pocket park in a fancy neighborhood. But unless you're one of the faithful who has to see where Kurt Cobain (founder of the band Nirvana) lived, this really isn't a destination. If you live in the area, or are here...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Following Kurt Cobain's death, his cremated ashes were scattered to the Pasific winds into the Wishkah River. Therefore anyone wishing to honour Cobain cannot visit a gravesite. During the time of a visit, one will likely see Nirvana fans gathered near the bench. The tiny...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

Many people gravitate to this park not because it's a great park but because of it's connection with Kurt Cobain. If you have a strong connection with him & his music then this would make a good place to visit. If you're just looking for...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Overlooking Lake Washington, this spot is pretty impressive. Quaint area and peaceful spot. The memorial bench was nice and seemed to always have flowers from fans and had markers available for guests to write on the bench.

1  Thank Mariah H
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a pretty impressive spot, the bench overlooks Lake Washington. I would have to assume many songs & poems have been written on this bench. Beautiful, Haunting, Quiet & Cozy. A bathroom would be a great addition to the area. Visited on April 5,...More

1  Thank tll4474
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Having seen this park & that house in the news and in lots of documentaries growing up, this place, rightly or wrongly, is a must-see for fans of Kurt / Nirvana and those on a grunge pilgramage. We were also not in a position to...More

Thank Suzy C
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I am so happy I got to come here! It was quiet and serene. The park is an unofficial memorial to Kurt Cobain. It is located next this his home. There are views of his house. It is near Lake Washington. There are messages to...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I parked on on 39th and John, the entrance to Viretta Park. Then just took the stairs down to the bench. There's a pretty good view of the house from the stairs also another view of the house on 39th street.

1  Thank Aide M
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is a fitting tribute to a legend that was taken way too soon. Kurt's park represents the authentic and raw nature of who he was and will always be. Please respect this hollowed ground.

2  Thank Monty K
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

A fitting memorial park to the late Kurt Cobain. Should be renamed Kurt's Park (like it is written in maker pen). Loads of memorials and messages written on the benches. Nice to sit in on a sunny day and listen to Nirvana and think about...More

Thank M O
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