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Address: 1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101
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Voted Most Unsanitary Tourist Attraction

Because this wall is located in an alley near the entrance of Pike Place Market, you won't need to go out of the way to visit this landmark, especially since most tourists coming... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Phu C
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Because this wall is located in an alley near the entrance of Pike Place Market, you won't need to go out of the way to visit this landmark, especially since most tourists coming to Seattle will already be downtown. The wall was voted the most unsanitary tourist attraction in the world--among the likes of Blarney Stone in Ireland (which over... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I had no interest in visiting this but went anyhow in support of someone on our trip. There is some kind of cerebral shock factor here maybe in my case because I'm a germaphobe, it was of disgust. Cool but gross, that's it. Couldn't get outta there fast enough.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I think this "attraction" may be a biohazard. It made me want to go home and take a shower. It's just chewed up gum stuck on a wall. I guess someone must like it but I am not that person. There are better things to see in Seattle than this.

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Birmingham, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you are headed to Pike Place Market, then walking through this public art display is worthwhile. Certainly wouldn't go out of my way to see it (unlike the Troll).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was cool and interesting to see 2 years ago. Its just a quirky thing. I went back last night and met a guy (works for the city) who is removing the gum off the walls with high pressured steam. Maybe this will change things?

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Auburn, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this part of Post Alley when walking back from the Klondike Museum. All's I can say, it wow. I thought it incredibly interesting. My husband was disgusted. I guess it is in the eye of the beholder.

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Seattle
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Whatever. This did not exist until a few years ago. It is disqusting and has ruined what was a cool place to hang out. What will we have next....a booger wall?

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

From a distance the wall looks like a Jackson Pollock painting. As you get closer it loses its appeal. The fact that a wall covered in ABC gum is just nasty. I think the only reason people come to see it is morbid curiosity. The only good thing about the gum wall is that The Alibi Room is directly across... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It could be gross of some sort considering everybody's " gum spit" was on the wall . but to me having it on a wall collectively was something else . we even sticked one ourselves . Theres a pretty good amount of curious on-lookers . One can't miss it even if you thing nothing of it .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My experience here has been extremely fun. Me and my friends had to walk under the streets (did you know the old Seattle was underneath the city?) to get here. When I got to the alley, I was completely amazed. Gum after gum lined the walls from top to bottom. The colors were beautiful, so it's a great place to... More 

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