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Address: Young Street Bridge, At the end of E 2nd Street, Aberdeen, WA 98520

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Kurt Cobain River Memorial

Not a Nirvana fan, but a music fan in general. I was passing through Aberdeen and wanted to see what the memorial looked like. Much better than I anticipated, actually multiple... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2016
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Temple Hills, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting this place before they added the sweet stuff and finally named it appropriately. Obviously, the best time to visit is in the day, but don't buy into the hype. There's no heroin junkies living here. It's surrounded by nice home, the beautiful Wishkah River, and maintained by parks and recreation. Even okay to take the Kiddo's. Watch... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Driving to Aberdeen from Seattle is a long drive, something like 3.5 hours but if you are a true Kurt Cobain fan the entire experience will be very emotional and overwhelming for you. Once you get to Aberdeen you see the famous "come as you are" sign and you get to see the small town Kurt lived in. Finding the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Interesting for sure. Not what we expected though. Very very small park. Two minutes is all you need to see everything here.

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Temple Hills, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Not a Nirvana fan, but a music fan in general. I was passing through Aberdeen and wanted to see what the memorial looked like. Much better than I anticipated, actually multiple memorial type pieces and quotes surrounding each other on the banks of the river. It is in an older area that looks a bit run-down in parts, but I... More 

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Medical Lake, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

My son is a huge Kurt Cobain fan and he was very moved by this memorial. Parking is minimal and feels somewhat invasive of the people who live next to the park.

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Located at the end of a one-way street, the memorial is difficult to get to without backing out for several hundred yards. A guitar with explanation nearby marks the area where Cobain spent much of his youth and 1/3 of his ashes are spread.

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Camano Island, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

After coming here, I get a better understanding of the pain from the lyrics of early Nirvana. The place is well kept for being an area that kids go hang out to avoid reality. There is nothing breathtaking or memorable but if you're a fan of rock music, I would stop here if you're in the area.

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Collinsville, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Not sure I would have gone here if I was just traveling through, however, I was visiting family, so we went to the park. Was told to go during the day, not at night. I felt safe. Spent about 10 minutes reading everything. I thought they did a great job. It is on a dead end street, with only parking... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were driving to the scenic route from Seattle to Portland and happened to pass by Aberdeen. We stopped at Kurt's old childhood home then drove two blocks to this park. It is a nice tribute to him with statues and plaques, but the park is kind of run down. I would recommend going during the day as the neighborhood... More 

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Aberdeen, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you love Nervana you probably want to stop here but it isn't much. It is just what you see in the picture a guitar statue and a plaque with a quote from Kurt Cobain. It is by the Wishkah River where he used to hangout under the bridge.

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