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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Norihide Y
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Friends
This wall is the patient zero of every modern decease and midwest people needs to be studied for science for even creating this
Written 26 August 2023
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Ingo Schmökel
19 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
You don't have to go to Gum Alley but if you do it: It's a very funny thing... gross and funny at the same time!
If you're in San Luis Obispo you SHOULD go there - if you're not in San Luis Obispo -there'sno need to go.
Written 24 July 2023
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Christine C
57 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
We read about this online when planning our trip to Cali. Since it came up as a must see and was only about 45 minutes from where we were staying we decided to see for ourselves. It is as gross as I expected, and not as colored as the pictures show. The old gum turns black (I've never had the need to think about what color old gum turns and I can't unsee it), it's super gross. Since we were there I made my family all put some of our dna on the way (3/4, my son would not give up his piece of gum). I only threw up in my mouth a few times, so you decide what to do with it.
Written 8 July 2023
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Sandy
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
It was ok. Most just gross. If you are walking by than you can stop but I won’t make it part of my trip. We did leave gum on the wall.
Written 23 June 2023
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Traveler76AZ
Sierra Vista, AZ692 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
I heard about this and didn’t plan to go see it. I just happened to walk by it. Not worth making a trip to see unless you like to look at chewed gum.
Written 6 January 2023
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finendandy21
Bangkok, Thailand230 contributions
Aug 2022
Not something other places can claim to have. Most of the gum has been on the wall since the 90’s it definitely a funky smell in the area but that’s the whole attraction to this unique place.
Written 4 August 2022
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Tash E
Devonport, Australia52 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Exactly what you expect but this isn't an issue!
An alley way full of gum, you can smell it! Worth a stop and a photo!

SLO seemed like a cool place to spend a couple of days as a side note.
Written 29 July 2022
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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 21 June 2022
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Kate H
9 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We took our four teens and they contributed to the wall and took photos. It was a fun, five-minute stop. They got a kick out of it.
Written 2 June 2022
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Don'tWaitForRetirement
California4,967 contributions
Apr 2022
Find it on Higuera St, between Garden and Broad, next to Blast 825 Tap room.

It's a fun thing to seek out and take photos of, you know pretending to put your tongue or your hand up against it. Don't forget to put your own glob of gum on the wall! It's somewhat unique, but other than that, there's not much to it.

We parked at the City of San Luis Obispo Parking lot and walked.
Written 4 May 2022
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