The Gum Wall

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The Gum Wall
3.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Ron T
Greenville, SC3,445 contributions
Aug 2021
Interesting quirky alley to see....just don't touch anything. I saw this several years ago - I have heard the city periodically power washes off the old gum and then fans start to apply gum again.
Written August 30, 2021
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k1d2
Wichita, KS153 contributions
Dec 2019
Stumbled across the gum wall as I was leaving the Pike Place Market. I had heard about the gum wall and was mildly amused by the thought of it, but had no plan to seek it out. That said, I am glad I did happen upon it. It’s hard to imagine the volume of gum on these brick walls, which, per a family member who works at the market, are scraped clean at least once a year. It is its own weird kind of art and reminded me of a lot of a Jackson Pollock painting. *Tip from the family member: Visit it on cooler days because it smells pretty bad on warmer days.
Written January 13, 2020
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Waltj-Seattle
Lynnwood, WA1,230 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
The most exciting gross thing you will see in Seattle. It’s actual fun on the walls yet very colorful and artful. Tons of people visiting, taking pictures and places gum on the wall. If at pike place market this is a MUST see, don’t miss this.
Written January 25, 2020
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Sammiches
Dallas, TX291 contributions
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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BTN Explorer
Brighton and Hove, UK32 contributions
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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Ben F
Bloomington, IN1,137 contributions
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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FunMom4Boys
Des Moines, IA95 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
I took my kids here on our vacation and I was taking senior pictures of my son here. You duck down an alley just beneath the famous Pikes Place sign. I was able to park a block away and street parking is so convenient. It's cheap and you can pay through the app. We could smell the Gum before we could see it. It was crowded, but people were all respectful, waiting for their turn along the wall to take pictures. It's a quick, fun, and quirky place to stop while going to Pikes Place.
Written July 9, 2021
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Joanne C
199 contributions
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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wireless_in_CA
United States4,562 contributions
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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AndreaUbok
Florida2,702 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We walked through pikes Peak market and took the steps down into the gum wall alley. It’s pretty gross. A lot of people are here adding bubble gum to the already stuck him on the walls.. I miss so many have found this and they must be hundreds of thousands of pieces of gum
Written June 25, 2021
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