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The Gum Wall

Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 98101
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Ranked #74 of 213 attractions in Seattle
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Frederick, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Yep. It's as gross as it sounds and it smells pretty funky. But it's right underneath Pike Place Market so if you're already there you don't really have to go out of your way to see the gum. It was all very colorful and it's less of a wall and more like the entire alley at this point. Both sides.... More

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McKinney, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

been there and never going back kinda deal. seen it and i'm done. not too bad. something different. people were actually chewing their gum while visiting so they can leave their mark. might be unique for other people.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

With two teenage boys, this was something I knew they would want to see. So we unwrapped pieces of Bazooka gum, started chewing, and headed over. Bizarrely fascinating is the best way to describe it. We took several photos to chronicle the experience and to gross out our friends.

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St. Albert, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Although this was somewhat gross and disgusting, it was interesting to see how this has become such a big attraction! If you are going to the market, walk just around the corner to Post Alley and take your picture. The heat has caused some of the gum along the window sills to hang like string so you can get some... More

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Perth, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Gum Wall! dat famous Gum Wall! ...(walk) ...(walk up the road)... Ta Da!!!!.... Wait.. IS THIS IT? And it smelled horrible. Not a gum smell. Pee smell. Only special thing about this place is that there are so many people around the world constantly visiting this place. This is what makes the Gum Wall special. It's like the another... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I sometimes pass by Post Alley on my way elsewhere and am always amazed at the number of people -- mostly young -- who are here to see the gum that is plastered on the wall. I would never get close enough to measure the mass myself, but Wikipedia says the sticky gunk is many inches thick in places,15 feet... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is one of those gross-fascination meets art things. It's easily accessed underneath Pikes down the ramp. You stand there going 'ick' and hoping you don't accidentally get bumped into the wall or have a random piece fall off and land on you and yet simultaneously appreciating the colorful, odd nature of the spot....walls and windows covered with brightly chewed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

As silly as this may seem...it's worth going to check it out! It's down and around a small cobblestone alley way, but you'll know it's there by all the people gathered around taking pictures of a wall. It's worth a stop though just for the fun of it, and be sure you are ready to add your own contribution to... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I would definitely recommend seeing this if you're in Pike Place Market. Make sure you bring your own gum or buy a piece from one of the shops nearby so that you can make your contribution.

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Not a bad site to see. Gum on the from all over and you can donate Your own. Keep in mind it's pretty disgusting if you accidentally touch it.

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