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Make A Kurt Cobain Pilgrimage On His 46th Birthday

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Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain would have turned 46 today. Alas, Cobain took his life (supposedly) in his then-home at 171 Lake Washington Blvd in 1984. Since then, thousands of fans have flocked to Seattle and the surrounding area to pay homage and visit the places he made famous.

If you're interested in making your own pilgrimage, we've compiled a list of notable places worth visiting. Some are from Cobain's youth in Aberdeen while others are in Olympia and Seattle where he found, honed and made famous his artistic style.

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1. Kurt Cobain Memorial Bench

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In 2010 a group known as Viretta Park Repair was formed, according to its website: "to repair and restore Seattle's Viretta Park and looks to create a memorial for Nirvana's singer/songwriter Kurt Cobain who died next door to the park".

2. Kurt Cobain's House

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171 Lake Washington Blvd
Seattle, WA

Believe it or not, grunge-god Kurt Cobain and crazy-eyed Courtney Love shacked up in this Cape Cod-style home in Leschi before he passed away. Rumor has it that some of his ashes were spread around the willow tree in the front yard -- that is, unless Courtney razed said tree (as she did with the garage) to ward off stalkers.

3. Kurt's Childhood Home

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1210 East 1st Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520

Cobain spent his early childhood here, enrolling at nearby Robert Gray Elementary School in 1972

4. Kurt Cobain Riverfront Park

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East 2nd Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520

Take a walk under the bridge, where Kurt slept on occasion. You'll find many tributes to him here.

5. EMP Museum

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325 5th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

Their Nirvana exhibit features rare and unseen artifacts and photography from the Kurt, the band, their crews, and families.

6. Sub Pop Records

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2013 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Sub Pop originally released Nirvana's Bleach and was the influential record label of the grunge era.

7. Kurt's Olympia House

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114 Pear Street Northeast
Olympia, WA 98506

Kurt met Kris Novoselic while living in Olympia and the two began to jam together, forming the crux of what became Nirvana.

8. OK Hotel

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212 Alaskan Way S
Seattle, WA 98101

Home of what many consider to be one of the best concerts Nirvana ever did. An April 17, 1991 show premiered a little ditty called "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

9. Mclane Creek Trail

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A portion of Cobain's ashes were scattered into McLane Creek in Olympia, the city where he "had found his true artistic muse."

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1. Kurt Cobain Memorial Bench

Seattle, WA 98112

In 2010 a group known as Viretta Park Repair was formed, according to its website: "to repair and restore Seattle's Viretta Park and looks to create a memorial for Nirvana's singer/songwriter Kurt Cobain who died next door to the park".

2. Kurt Cobain's House

171 Lake Washington Blvd, Seattle, WA

Believe it or not, grunge-god Kurt Cobain and crazy-eyed Courtney Love shacked up in this Cape Cod-style home in Leschi before he passed away. Rumor has it that some of his ashes were spread around the willow tree in the front yard -- that is, unless Courtney razed said tree (as she did with the garage) to ward off stalkers.

171 Lake Washington Blvd
Seattle, WA

3. Kurt's Childhood Home

1210 East 1st Street, Aberdeen, WA 98520

Cobain spent his early childhood here, enrolling at nearby Robert Gray Elementary School in 1972

1210 East 1st Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520

4. Kurt Cobain Riverfront Park

East 2nd Street, Aberdeen, WA 98520

Take a walk under the bridge, where Kurt slept on occasion. You'll find many tributes to him here.

East 2nd Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520

5. EMP Museum

325 5th Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

Their Nirvana exhibit features rare and unseen artifacts and photography from the Kurt, the band, their crews, and families.

325 5th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

6. Sub Pop Records

2013 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Sub Pop originally released Nirvana's Bleach and was the influential record label of the grunge era.

2013 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

7. Kurt's Olympia House

114 Pear Street Northeast, Olympia, WA 98506

Kurt met Kris Novoselic while living in Olympia and the two began to jam together, forming the crux of what became Nirvana.

114 Pear Street Northeast
Olympia, WA 98506

8. OK Hotel

212 Alaskan Way S, Seattle, WA 98101

Home of what many consider to be one of the best concerts Nirvana ever did. An April 17, 1991 show premiered a little ditty called "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

212 Alaskan Way S
Seattle, WA 98101

9. Mclane Creek Trail

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A portion of Cobain's ashes were scattered into McLane Creek in Olympia, the city where he "had found his true artistic muse."