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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  • The pictures say it all, a narrow corridor with a plethora of gum chewed glued. As a business of those starts? Although a lot of people "visiting" you can't say that is a tourist attraction. Only if you want to check live, otherwise, go see other things, the city is well okay.
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  • The alley is disgusting and smells strongly like chewing gum (I went in november and it was cold... can't imagine what it would be like in july). I was not even tempted to leave my own gum on the wall...  more »
  • Waking down Higuera Street, enjoying downtown SLO which is great, I had to stop and take a few pictures of Bubblegum Alley. Never seen such a thing in all my travels all over the world. Interesting to...  more »
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  • It's gross but cool! A must see just because it's part of this city. It was fascinating to see two gigantic walls full of gum.
  • A true icon of San Luis Obispo. You have to visit the bubble gum wall at least once while in town. It is right in the heart of downtown and everyone around there is always having fun. I mean it's just a wall of bubble gum.
  • The kids found this so cool! And they loved adding their own touch 😀
  • A fun little detour and place to take cool pictures. Definitely a must go place at least once!
  • *sigh* Walls of bubblegum. Really gross. Why is this an attraction?

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