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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  • Interesting alley where the wall on both the sides is covered with chewed gum. Feels gross but interesting. Right in down town SLO
  • Great photo op. You can get away with telling people you're in Seattle.
  • It's ok. I wouldn't drive far to check it out... But if you're in the area and cruising around, check it out... It's an alleyway with gum all over the walls LoL. Take a selfie and move on, try not to step in gum!
  • This place is exactly as it sounds, an alley with tons of new and decrepit pieces of gum attached to either wall. Lots of designs left by chewers along with pictures and notes attached by gum. Fun place to come and leave your own memento.
  • This place is a staple in our community. I came as a kid and loved recently taking my boyfriend to gross him out. He was thoroughly disgusted, so job well done. Love it here!

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