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The Gum Wall

1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101
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Ranked #63 of 176 Attractions in Seattle
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Pasco, Washington
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Just YUK! Seriously!? It's a scummy little alley with gum everywhere, a germaphobe nightmare at its worst! If you're walking the steps up to Pike Place Market then just glance over and check it off your "to see" list.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Makes you wonder how it all started, there is more gum than you will ever see anywhere else in one spot! It's very interesting and I am glad the city has kept it there. Its a fun little thing to see while you're at PIke Place Market!

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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Its bizarre but simething to see while you are at Pikes market... Dont stand to close or you might feel sick. Incredible to try and imagine the stories behind some of the gum "art"

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Fort Langley, Canada
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131 reviews 131 reviews
41 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Yes, it is people's chewed gum stuck on several walls in an alley that looks right out of Arthur Conan Doyle's books. It is disgusting. Must be the largest DNA collection outside Scotland Yard. But, if you are already in Pike Place Market, you should take the walk downstairs to see this. I saw too young women gagging and I... More

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Seattle, Washington
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157 reviews 157 reviews
65 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

gum wall is located right underneath Pike Place market. It is weird to see something like this and definitely interesting for the tourists. I would recommend to go and see it since this is unique art project. Interesting part is a sign " no gums on this wall" and gums are all over it

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Vancouver, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Make sure you don't get too close! Went here with my siblings and we had fun exploring the area. Of course we contributed to the wall. It's so colorful! It's gross, but go see it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It is hard to review something that is so inherently disgusting though I think some may believe its art in some form- its lots of colorful blobs of ABC gum- Its Post Alley - for better or for worse- you decide -

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Walk to Pike Place Market: 15 minutes French Press coffee from Seattle Coffee works $3 1 pack of berry Extra 15 piece gum - $1.69 Sticking 6-9 pieces of gum in your mouth and chewing at the same time: Priceless! Making a word out of 15 pieces of freshly chewed gum on top of 5 layers of gum: Even more... More

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Kenai, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It was colorful. But wondered how safe the air was in there.... got to at least see it once! It was an ally with gum stuck all over and some added graffiti . Was quite different.

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San Diego
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

However, it is something that is unique and funny to view. It isn't hard to get to if you are downtown and is worth the 2 mins for photos.

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