Bubblegum Alley
Bubblegum Alley
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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.
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jbushman2017
Nipomo, CA483 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
It’s an ‘oddity’ nothing more nothing less. A short alley with chewed gum on the walls. I just found it gross and wondered why the city did not clean the whole thing up. The gum is not an artistic expression, it does not form a mural or attempt to be anything other than what it is. Does this really qualify as a sight-to-see? What’s next regurgitated food on a wall? The fact that its Trip advisor rating is better than the farmer’s markets or other museums or activities is a bit appalling and can’t be what this nice city wants to be known for.
Written January 18, 2020
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Bea Kissinger
Costa Mesa, CA56 contributions
Nov 2021
One of the many pitstops on our road trip up the 101 was Bubblegum Alley in San Luis Obispo.

Step 1: Grab a pack of Bubbalicious gum and chew up the biggest wad you can without choking on it.

Step 2: Find the Bubblegum Alley off of Higher Street in downtown San Luis Obispo

Step 3: Put your big chewed up wad of gum on the wall and forever know that you contributed to this masterpiece!

Step 4: Snap a picture or it never happened.
Written June 21, 2022
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA27,582 contributions
Feb 2020
There is a gum wall in Seattle so we were excited to visit the one in San Luis Obispo. Smaller but still just as gross.
Written March 3, 2020
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Trip33542
San Luis Obispo, CA1 contribution
This place is freakin nasty. It is a bunch of people's old bubblegum stuck to a brick wall on both sides. Once I saw a guy lick it. (It wasn't me.) I wanted to throw up.
Written May 3, 2003
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RRyen
San Luis Obispo, CA2 contributions
Bubblegum alley is not cute, or charming, it is a filthy alleyway between a few bars where drunk kids frequently vomit and urinate on top of the layers of bubble gum. I'm not sure what this says about SLO that is is #4 and #6 on our list of things to do but that is an embarrassment to this lovely city.
Written November 18, 2010
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BoardingPass30424
San Luis Obispo, CA1 contribution
This alley is so cool. It is gross but entirely fascinating. It's something to see but it's just a five minute experience.
Written January 8, 2004
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Valeria I
Scranton, PA45 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
We were quite grossed out by this. It was a skinny alley downtown and it was filled with gum. The gym looked dirty and even moldy or rotten. It kind of ruined the beautiful downtown atmosphere.
Written July 2, 2020
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Gaminglaw
Folsom, CA135 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
It is what it says it is--an alley covered in gum. Similar to the Pike Place bubblegum alley in Seattle, but only about a quarter of the size. Fun free entertainment. Look but don't touch and add your own wad!
Written April 2, 2018
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Mark F
San Luis Obispo, CA14 contributions
Nov 2013 • Solo
started out as just a couple pieces...then a whole row of brick- now a 'tourist' attraction. Agree that adults will find disgusting...children will love it.
Written November 26, 2013
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Eugene N
San Francisco, CA31 contributions
Jun 2012 • Family
Wow! So much chewed bubble gum I've never seen in my life! So much color and bizarre shapes... amazing! But don't get overexcited there as you might get disgust from thinking how exactly this canvas got "painted". :-) We found this place fun to visit with kids, who had a lot of fun contributing their own gum to the collection. My video impressions: http://youtu.be/VRHojR3murE
Written August 16, 2012
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