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Reviewed 2 days ago

I can't believe this place exists - bit on the gross side but a tourist attraction none-the-less - I heard they have to clean all the gum off a few times if not more per year

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Darrick C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Gum Wall is located just below Pike Market, on Post Alley. It is a "collection" of thousands of wads of chewed gum that have been pushed onto the brick walls in the alley (not to mention pipes, window frames, etc). It is bizarre for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JABaseball
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My teenagers had this at the top of their list to see in Seattle. I must say it was not what I expected...I have never seen so much chewing gum! This was one of the most gross things I have seen, but it was cool...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HonoBlue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled on this while at Pike Place Market. Checked it off the list of things I didn't know I needed to see. It is exactly as the name describes- gum on every surface possible.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ILfarmwife08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take a quick walk through the alley with the Gum wall. It was really gross but super awesome at the same time. It’s cool to see how gum can make abstract art. If you are near the public market take the time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jennadair12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we saw the gum wall. So check that metaphoric box. Im not quite sure why this even exists. Super gross, but something to see, I guess...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CatieGC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I mean it’s gross gum stuck to a wall? I guess I get the appeal as something interesting to do but it just seems a little wacky for me

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TylahGo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Post Alley (underneath Pike’s Market) is where people leave chewing gum on the wall. The result is vaguely arty, but also a bit icky. Needs about 5-10 mins max to see it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Near pikes market, you have the opportunity to leave a piece of yourself behind in Seattle. All you have to do is take a piece of gum to the gum wall in Post Alley and you leave behind your DNA and cooties. This probably isn’t...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EDian831
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was walking through Pike Market abd found myself surrounded by This incredible sight. Good thing I had gum on me. This is one place you've got to see to believe!

Date of experience: July 2018
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daltonwayne
November 10, 2015|
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Response from Matt C | Reviewed this property |
About 20 years ago, but the city of Seattle is taking it all down soon. I just saw it in the news last week.
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BlackpoolBelle
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Trip report: 2 days in Seattle (5 Replies)
Our much anticipated trip from the UK to Alaska started with a flight to Seattle on 21st August, where we had 2 days to explore the city and its environs before boarding the Alaska Marine Highway ferry. I know 2 days is not enough, but we were determined to see as much as we could – thank you to all the posters and experts who helped us put our itinerary together. We started with a Light Rail trip to Westlake then walked down to Pike Place. We couldn't believe the array of flowers, every...More
September 20, 2013|
Response fromdavidgmg|
sounds like a good time was had. Can you give me an idea how much the cab was? This gets asked a lot by people wanting to fly out of Bellingham but take the train to the station whcih is where the ferry leaves from? Thanks for the report
kuwegg57
Mililani, Hawaii
Gum Wall Pike Place Market (6 Replies)
What do you locals or even tourist to Seattle feel about the Gum Wall being cleaned? I added a piece back in June. This story made our local news back in Hawaii.
November 15, 2015|
Response fromCascadeBob2014|
On the one hand it's kind of cool in a pop culture, street art sort of way. On the other hand its pretty nasty too, gotta be some kind of health hazard, and gives me the heeby jeebies to walk near to it. I'm kind of neutral - don't much care if they clean it off or not.
ksols
Kansas City, MO
Trip report 13 days...long (1 Replies)
I have a journal on my iPad, and this is an excerpt. I'll post on Vancouver and Seattle forum. The trip went from Seattle to Victoria to Vancouver to Whistler to Vancouver to Seattle. My wife and I are in our 50's Monday-September 16, 2013 Almost 4 hr direct flight to Sea-Tac went smooth. Light rail downtown, walked over to trolley, took that to the Marriott Residence Inn. Very smooth all the way around. Room wasn't ready so we walked around the harbor and booked our Kenmore Air float...More
September 30, 2013|
Response fromsyrahgirl|
Wow! Awesome report. Thanks for the details, it sounds like a very memorable trip. :).