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“Been There Forever” 3 of 5 stars
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Bubblegum Alley
700 block of Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
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Owner description: Want a piece of ABC gum? Head to this fascinating, if somewhat unsanitary, walkway that features walls covered with gum of the "already been chewed" variety.
Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Been There Forever”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This wall was there even when I attended Cal Poly thirty years ago! Talk about ABC gum!! It's interesting...but in my mind also a bit disgusting. Nonetheless, it is a novelty you might want to go see!

Visited March 2013
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Senlis, France
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“Unusual but unsavory”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

My guidebook mentioned this wall so we made the effort to see it. It is actually two walls in a narrow alley. I would call it a curiosity as there are all sorts of things stuck to the walls with the chewed gum (some that would have belonged more in the trash can!) but I wouldn't make a special detour to see it. We were in town so went by.

Visited April 2013
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San Luis Obispo, California
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“Used gum on the walls”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I am embarrassed to have this in SLO, especially when I see tourists photographing it! I want to tell them, "Look at the mountains! Look at the creek! Look at the Mission! "

Visited April 2013
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Santa Maria, California
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“The unusual bubblegum alley.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Started out years ago with students getting rid of chewing gum and it has grown to what it is today; a novelty place known all over the world. Go see it for yourself.

Visited November 2012
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Morro Bay, California
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“stinky”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nothing special about an alley cluttered with chewed gum pressed against the walls. It is convenietly located in beautiful downtown San Luis Obispo but enter at your own risk.

Visited April 2013
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