Bubblegum Alley, San Luis Obispo

An alleyway with walls covered in chewed gum, Bubblegum Alley puts you in a sticky situation. You can choose whether to be delighted or disgusted with the multicolored, gloppy walls. Since the gum first started appearing in the 1950s, the city has attempted to clean it several times--but the gum just kept coming back. Pop culture has immortalized the attraction with songs, poems, and legends. Using our custom trip planner, San Luis Obispo attractions like Bubblegum Alley can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I did not think that looking at a wall covered in all different colors of gum was anything artistic. It totally grossed me out thinking of all the germs and that it was more like destroying property. ...  more »
  • walk by with a wod of gum in your mouth a stink it on the wall. come back next year and it will be there were you put it. then go shopping  more »
  • My family enjoyed seeing this alley. I didn't go, and it sounded kind of gross, but they thought it was fun.  more »
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  • Small narrow alley with a ton of gum on the wall. The immediate area is under construction, but its OK in person. The good thing is that there's so much to see out in beautiful SLO.
  • Was a great stop on the way home. The kids thought it was so cool..adults did to in a gross kind of way :)
  • Fun quick stop if you are in the area. Crazy that you can make bubblegum into art. Kids loved adding their gum to the wall.
  • You could get yourself in a sticky situation if you get too close, but it is quite something to see and smell. The alley with the best breath!
  • Umm. There isn't much like this anywhere. It's kinda gross, but pretty cool too.
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