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The Gum Wall

1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101
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Ranked #66 of 178 Attractions in Seattle
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Sunnyside, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

I am not from Seattle , I am from Eastern Washington . I have made a few trips there to visit my son and I would have to say that, although some not all people might find this wall (gum wall ) gross it is, but at the same time I think it's interesting that most people do stick their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a strange one to rate, as it's not a big attraction, and a bit gross. However, we purposely found our way to it, took some pics and now we've seen it as planned. It's not advertised, and in fact I asked a young security guard in the Pike area where it was and he had no idea.

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is one of the strangest points of interest ever...Not much I can add to the reviews already posted, but worth a look if you are in the area.

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Thousands of gum wads, some melting against the wall. I was there in 40 degree heat--can only imagine the stench in summertime and the rats that visit. Getting down there is an easy drive-through at nighttime when we went the first time (definitely a night visit recommended) but a pain during the day, lots of deliveries.

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Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Ask me why I visited the place and I have no answer. Guess it was to believe and see it with my own eyes that such a place existed and apparently it does and is also disgusting as I thought but can’t deny that there is an odd beauty to the place. Stay far get some pictures maybe and run... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The gum wall is just what it sounds like - a wall (actually two walls) in an alley leading to Pike Place Market that is absolutely covered with chewed gum. It's really quite disgusting, but the sheer volume of the disgusting - thousands upon thousands of pieces of gum, is a somewhat interesting sight to behold. Behold it and move... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It may be gum, but it's a sight to see! It's an entire back street alley! The best part is, it's not out of the way. It's right near the market(Google map it if you need help). If you in Seattle your going to the market, so why not just stroll on over and take a photo or two.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

What do you say about walls completely covered up with millions? of pieces of chewed gum? The stuff that makes you absolutely cringe if you accidentally touched it under a table or desk? Cool? Yuk? Unique? Disgusting? All of the above. My wife and I were in Seattle and had no prior knowledge of this "attraction", finding it completely by... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

There is wide intersection of walls filled with chewed colourful gums. I was feeling uneasy even to stand by the wall for a click with the colourful background. So there was no question for me to leave a mark on the wall. The place also has that sweet smell of gum. The whole experience was unique amusing and bit yuks... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

The gum wall was so interesting. Expected it to be gross but it wasn't! Loved the area! Had a great time!

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