The Gum Wall
The Gum Wall
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Lauren R
    Wynantskill, New York361 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oh so gross but neat
    I thought this was so cool! It was on my list when we visited Pike Market. I know some people will consider this gross, but it’s an experience. You walk into the alley and all you smell is bubblegum, and it’s all that you can see. Everything from business cards to a Polaroid photos are stuck to the wall with gum. Sadly, we didn’t add to it because I didn’t want my kids touching it, but we took some photos for sure!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 24, 2023
  • Jodi M
    Lethbridge, Canada492 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesomely gross… just as expected
    This alley/wall was just as cool/gross as I pictured it to be. This alley is right off pike place market, so we were in the area anyways. It was a quick stop. This is a busy alley and it was full of wasps. But we were there just long enough for photos.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 1, 2023
  • Grover R
    Pensacola, Florida21,818 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gross and Fascinating at the Same Time
    This is one of those things that is so weird you have to go, when you do, it actually is worth the visit. Yes, it is disgusting and gross, but at the same time it is strangely artistic and cool. We visited during our tour of the market, but we also visited at night returning home from the Seattle Wheel. My wife would not leave a piece on the wall, but her friend and I did. It was an odd attraction, but you feel you have to see it. Like so much here, uniquely Seattle.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 13, 2023
  • Borenfamx5
    Trussville, Alabama320 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ehh
    You gotta see if your at pikes place just to say you saw it. Pretty uneventful, just a lot of gum all over the way. Kinda gross but it’s part of the city so we checked it out. Took 2 minutes, picture then done.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 20, 2023
  • Edwelsh
    North Canton, Ohio6,815 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Yuck
    Disgusting, gross, icky place that you have to see to believe. Or do yourself a favor and don’t see it. But it’s like a car crash, you have to look. You decide for yourself. For us we wandered upon it, did not seek it out, took a look and got the heck out of there.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 23, 2023
  • J K
    55 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can smell it before you see it...
    I was brought to Pike Place Market by my local friends, and as we approached the fish stalls, I noticed the scent of spearmint in the air. For a second I thought someone must've been smoking menthols nearby, but no; it's just an entire wall caked with a thick layer of chewing gum. The odor from thousands upon thousands of pieces of pre-chewed gum was wafting on the wind. I gawked at it for a good minute, in awe at the sheer scale of collective vandalism on display. I had to resist the childish urge to touch it. Definitely one of the more striking landmarks to visit if you ever come to Seattle.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 20, 2024
  • TennisStar602
    New Jersey704 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I saw photographs of the Gum Wall for years, and I wanted to see it.
    I checked out the free Gum Wall, and I placed my gum on this wall. Yes, this attraction is not sanitary, but it was cool to see. I got a picture of myself as I put my gum on this wall. This attraction is below Pike’s Place Market. People should watch their steps as gum was plentiful on the floor.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written June 30, 2024
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Brighton and Hove, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
This alley is easy to miss. It is tucked beneath Pike Place Market, Seattle. Buy some gum, chew it then go and stick your pieces onto this huge gum wall. A fun atmosphere and not stinky! Fun place for photos.
Written January 28, 2020
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Sammiches
Dallas, TX445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Unusual and offbeat; it’s a cool place to take pictures. If you really take the time, you can see some pretty cool art mixed in with all the gum. It does have an icky odor, but the cool atmosphere and scope of the gum wall(s) is pretty incredible!
Written August 11, 2021
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Colbie
New Orleans, LA35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Located in Seattle's Pike Place Market on Post Alley some may consider this wall gross, interesting or both. Thousands upon thousands of dried pieces of chewing gum covers the red brick walls to form a rainbow of germs. If courageous enough to place your gum on the wall chances are high you will touch gum already there. Yuck! It's an interested sight yet gross.
Written July 20, 2022
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kunfushuss
Pennsylvania480 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
My daughter (9) thought this would be worth seeing... So we went down the steps from pike place.

What a waste of time. It's a bunch of gum stuck to walls. The most generous reading of this would be that it is collective abstract art, but I haven't been able to find meaning in it which justifies that interpretation.

Rather, it's a bunch of gross chewed gum all over the walls in a dirty alley. One of the worse things I've ever been led to.
Written August 16, 2022
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Ben F
Bloomington, IN1,817 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
The Gum Wall has to be one of the top spots for photo-ops in Seattle, and that’s the case for a reason. Who sees historic, red-brick walls enclosing a narrow, steep, cobblestone alley with thousands of vivid splotches of gum plastered on either side? Who sees that everyday? The Gum Wall is super iconic to the city and the greater icon of the Market.

When I paid a visit in January, the crowds were quite manageable. People will be snapping selfies, group photos, and all kinds of Instagram-worthy pics, but I doubt it will be too overwhelming. Note that this attraction comprises solely of a famous alley whose walls are covered with gum from visitors across the globe...so as a response to other reviews pointing out a lack of comprehensive sites to see, please know that this is only one portion of an unmissable landmark: Pike Place Market.

Note my remarks about wheelchair accessibility: the alley is at a significantly steep incline, and the cobblestone path is definitely bumpy. My power (electric) wheelchair could handle it, but if possible, bring someone to manually push you if you’re in a manual chair.

The Gum Wall is totally worth a few minutes of your time. Photogenic atmosphere, a tradition to Seattle, and perhaps a spot to stick your finished gum. Highly recommended.
Written January 17, 2020
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Joanne C
261 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
This is a tourist's photo Op and nothing more. Its located down the stairs from pike place market. The walls, windows and light fixtures in a long hallway are consumed by chewed up gum from tourists. Word of caution: take your pics fast......there are bees everywhere! Stick your gum on the wall, sanitize your hands and move along.
Written January 1, 2020
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TheLeongOhana
United States7,517 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
If you are in Pike’s Place Market and standing in front of the Pike Place Fish Co (watching them toss fish around) then turn left and head down the stairs towards the Alibi Room. The wall is outside in the alley on your left.

We had to follow a large tour group down the stairs and ended up in a packed alley with so many people posing for photos, admiring from afar or adding their own gum. Quite disgusting and fascinating at the same time.

If you did not bring your own gum, a little ways down the alley on your right is a large gum-ball machine.
Written January 1, 2020
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Gerbra_10
Uxbridge, UK2,144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Well it does what it says on the tin, it’s not one but many walls cover in chewing gum. Chewing gum of all colours. It’s both disgusting and amazing in one.
Why and how it started, I don’t know, but it will leave you speechless.
Just don’t rest on the wall !
Written February 23, 2023
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT2,146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This alleyway is proof that sometimes, tourist attractions arise out of the strangest habits. People have been sticking their chewed gum on these walls since the 1990s, and yet after years (and several inches of chewed gum), this place is a popular place to visit. In all honesty, this should be called Gum Alley, since gum covers both walls and extends most of the way down the alleyway, and even though they cleaned this place a few years ago, you can't really tell anymore. It's definitely a popular part of Seattle local culture and worth a visit - just try not to touch it much.
Written November 13, 2022
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,818 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is one of those things that is so weird you have to go, when you do, it actually is worth the visit. Yes, it is disgusting and gross, but at the same time it is strangely artistic and cool. We visited during our tour of the market, but we also visited at night returning home from the Seattle Wheel. My wife would not leave a piece on the wall, but her friend and I did. It was an odd attraction, but you feel you have to see it. Like so much here, uniquely Seattle.
Written September 13, 2023
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