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Viretta Park

151 Lake Washington Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98122
+1 206-684-4075
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Kurt's Bench and Seattle House

Overlooking Lake Washington, this spot is pretty impressive. Quaint area and peaceful spot. The... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Mariah H
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Kurt's Bench at Viretta Park

This is a pretty impressive spot, the bench overlooks Lake Washington. I would have to assume many... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Shepherd, Michigan
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“memorial” (8 reviews)
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151 Lake Washington Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98122
+1 206-684-4075
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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
Reviewed 22 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

Thank tll4474
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
Reviewed 17 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

Thank Lei6584
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
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.

Thank Monty K
Reviewed 13 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
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Surprised my girls with this bit of history after a quick stop at Kerry park. Completely grunge culture which was their fave part of Seattle!

Thank TheOrton4
Reviewed 3 September 2015

I don't really want to diminish a place that obviously is meaningful for a lot of people. I had wanted to see Cobain's house and see Viretta Park, and so I'm glad I went. But truthfully... it isn't much. You can't see much of the...More

Thank iamjasonmills
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Worth a visit for Nirvana fans. The house/bench are in a peaceful setting, lovely views of Lake Washington along the way. Take the no2 or 3 bus to the end of the line and walk left along the lake (lake / mountain on your right)...More

Thank Esther Z
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