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“Weird but interesting?” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bubblegum Alley

Bubblegum Alley
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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.
san francisco
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Weird but interesting?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Kind of thought it was gross and we kept stepping in gum which is not fun but it was an interesting thing to see.

Visited August 2013
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San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
“Hold your nose and run!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Definitely worth walking through very quickly while holding your nose just so you can say you did to someone someday that you don't really care what they think of you. Just kidding, go check it out.

Visited September 2012
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Yuk!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

My teenage daughter loved it - my older teen son hated it! It was fun but don't make a special trip[!

Visited August 2013
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San Luis Obispo, California
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265 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Well, if you must go, go...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

A sort of perverse, gross attraction that keeps people coming. "It is the sort of thing that people who like this sort of thing will like." Couldn't say it better myself. However, it does get you downtown, and from there lots of good pubs, restaurants, the mission, and then you can say you've done it!

Visited July 2013
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2 reviews
“who cares?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Bubblegum Alley is about 100 feet long, and consists of gum that has been stuck on the two walls of this narrow walk-through from Higuera Street to a public parking lot. It often smells of urine, because the homeless pee there. The only possible attraction is the occasional creativity for folks with their gum. I've always thought it's a waste of time.

Visited June 2013
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