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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  • How this can be in the top 10 of things to do in the town is beyond me. There has to be better things to do and see. Gross does not cover it. If you are in town no doubt you will be drawn to it...  more »
  • Cool place to visit in downtown San Luis Obispo. Close to Cal Poly SLO. We looked up the history & learned why it’s there...Then we added to the wall. After you visit this place, there are plenty.....  more »
  • There is a gum wall in Seattle so we were excited to visit the one in San Luis Obispo. Smaller but still just as gross.  more »
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