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A young man in a tuxedo and a young woman in a pink prom dress speak with a balding man in a plaid shirt. This is a still from the movie 10 Things I hate about you. Buena Vista/Getty Images

The Seattle filming locations of '10 Things I Hate About You,' mapped

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Romantic comedy 10 Things I Hate About You adapted William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew into the tale of a bad boy wooing a Hollywood version of a riot grrrl—and, thanks to its Seattle setting and actual Seattle-area filming locations, introduced the world to the Fremont Troll. Speaking of the troll: Fremont (spelled “Freemont” in the film credits, whoops) was featured especially prominently. So was Tacoma, with many of the core scenes, including the Stratford house and Padua High School (aka Stadium High School), filmed there.

The film had breakout roles for Heath Ledger (R.I.P.) and Julia Stiles, and featured a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt in an early non-Third Rock from the Sun role.

The film was released on March 31, 1999, just about 20 years ago now. That means if it were a person, it’d already be a couple of years out of high school. It would be older than some of the film’s stars. But, despite a changing Seattle, a lot of the locations are still here literally decades later.

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1. Kerry Park

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211 W Highland Dr
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 684-4075
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This iconic establishing shot can only come from Queen Anne’s Kerry Park, one of the most Instagrammable spots in Seattle.

2. Stadium High School

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111 N E St
Tacoma, WA 98403
(253) 571-3100
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The fictional Padua High School is actually Stadium High School, a more than 100-year-old high school in Tacoma. Originally built as a hotel, it was converted into a school following a fire.

3. Stratford house

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2715 N Junett St
Tacoma, WA 98407

The Stratford home, a five-bedroom Victorian built in 1907, is located in north Tacoma on North 28th Street. It switched hands just about a year ago—it was put on the market for $1.6 million and sold for $1.54 million in the spring of 2018.

4. Stadium Bowl

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111 N E St
Tacoma, WA 98498
(253) 571-3100
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Stadium High School, appropriately, overlooks Stadium Bowl—where scenes like Patrick’s serenade were filmed, and where Michael did that stunt with the motorcycle.

The 15,000-seat stadium is the home field to both Woodrow Wilson High School and Stadium High School.

5. Aurora Bridge

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Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(360) 705-7000
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Another Seattle establishing shot features the Aurora Bridge—appropriate considering how many scenes are filmed nearby.

6. Fremont Troll

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Troll Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 684-2489
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The Troll got his big break here and got to meet a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt. That's a win-win.

7. The former Buckaroo Tavern

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4201 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

When this scene with a bar jam-packed with minors was filmed, this location was the great Buckaroo Tavern. Unfortunately for us all, the Buck closed in 2010. It spent quite some time as the home of Creole restaurant Roux, which closed in February 2018. Now, it’s French joint Le Coin.

8. Ted Brown Music

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1117 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402

Gil’s Music was, at the time, a Ted Brown Music. The whole area looks very different today—and while Ted Brown Music exists, it doesn’t exist there—but if you want to revisit where Kat backed her car into Joey’s mustang, this is the spot.

9. Fremont Place Book Company

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621 N 35th St
Seattle, WA 98103

Fremont Place Book Company has also been lost to the sands of time. It’d be a little hard to really recreate this scene, since the location is now Portage Bay Gifts—but perhaps you can make googly eyes through racks of tchotchkes instead.

10. Lake Union

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Lake Union
Seattle, WA

On their big detention-ditching date, Kat and Patrick take a pedal boat out on Lake Union. This is a totally possible thing to do—they rent them at Center for Wooden Boats.

11. Gas Works Park

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2101 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 684-4075
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After paddling on Lake Union, Patrick and Kat head over to Gas Works Park, which has been converted into some kind of paintball park with hay bales and paint-filled balloons. Can we do that for real? (No, we can’t.)

12. Paramount Theatre

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911 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-1414
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The prom partially takes place at Paramount Theatre—notably, the lobby scenes. While it’s a heck of a venue for a school dance, Save Ferris is a heck of a prom band, so it all basically makes sense.

13. Century Ballroom

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915 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 324-7263
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The actual dancing at the prom, appropriately, took place at Century Ballroom in the top floor of the Oddfellows Building in Capitol Hill. Set designers created a wall to blend with the Paramount’s architecture, and Century kept some of the decor it gained from the film, including mirrors and wall sconces.

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1. Kerry Park

211 W Highland Dr, Seattle, WA 98119

This iconic establishing shot can only come from Queen Anne’s Kerry Park, one of the most Instagrammable spots in Seattle.

211 W Highland Dr
Seattle, WA 98119

2. Stadium High School

111 N E St, Tacoma, WA 98403

The fictional Padua High School is actually Stadium High School, a more than 100-year-old high school in Tacoma. Originally built as a hotel, it was converted into a school following a fire.

111 N E St
Tacoma, WA 98403

3. Stratford house

2715 N Junett St, Tacoma, WA 98407

The Stratford home, a five-bedroom Victorian built in 1907, is located in north Tacoma on North 28th Street. It switched hands just about a year ago—it was put on the market for $1.6 million and sold for $1.54 million in the spring of 2018.

2715 N Junett St
Tacoma, WA 98407

4. Stadium Bowl

111 N E St, Tacoma, WA 98498

Stadium High School, appropriately, overlooks Stadium Bowl—where scenes like Patrick’s serenade were filmed, and where Michael did that stunt with the motorcycle.

The 15,000-seat stadium is the home field to both Woodrow Wilson High School and Stadium High School.

111 N E St
Tacoma, WA 98498

5. Aurora Bridge

Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Another Seattle establishing shot features the Aurora Bridge—appropriate considering how many scenes are filmed nearby.

Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

6. Fremont Troll

Troll Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

The Troll got his big break here and got to meet a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt. That's a win-win.

Troll Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

7. The former Buckaroo Tavern

4201 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

When this scene with a bar jam-packed with minors was filmed, this location was the great Buckaroo Tavern. Unfortunately for us all, the Buck closed in 2010. It spent quite some time as the home of Creole restaurant Roux, which closed in February 2018. Now, it’s French joint Le Coin.

4201 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

8. Ted Brown Music

1117 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402

Gil’s Music was, at the time, a Ted Brown Music. The whole area looks very different today—and while Ted Brown Music exists, it doesn’t exist there—but if you want to revisit where Kat backed her car into Joey’s mustang, this is the spot.

1117 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402

9. Fremont Place Book Company

621 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Fremont Place Book Company has also been lost to the sands of time. It’d be a little hard to really recreate this scene, since the location is now Portage Bay Gifts—but perhaps you can make googly eyes through racks of tchotchkes instead.

621 N 35th St
Seattle, WA 98103

10. Lake Union

Lake Union, Seattle, WA

On their big detention-ditching date, Kat and Patrick take a pedal boat out on Lake Union. This is a totally possible thing to do—they rent them at Center for Wooden Boats.

Lake Union
Seattle, WA

11. Gas Works Park

2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103

After paddling on Lake Union, Patrick and Kat head over to Gas Works Park, which has been converted into some kind of paintball park with hay bales and paint-filled balloons. Can we do that for real? (No, we can’t.)

2101 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103

12. Paramount Theatre

911 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

The prom partially takes place at Paramount Theatre—notably, the lobby scenes. While it’s a heck of a venue for a school dance, Save Ferris is a heck of a prom band, so it all basically makes sense.

911 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101

13. Century Ballroom

915 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122

The actual dancing at the prom, appropriately, took place at Century Ballroom in the top floor of the Oddfellows Building in Capitol Hill. Set designers created a wall to blend with the Paramount’s architecture, and Century kept some of the decor it gained from the film, including mirrors and wall sconces.

915 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122