Bubblegum Alley, San Luis Obispo

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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. Bubblegum Alley is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, San Luis Obispo Edition.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This is just one of those places that you should visit if you're in the area. Take your pictures for Instagram and Facebook, and that's it. It's pretty gross when you think about what's surrounding yo...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We traveled down the sidewalk until we found this hole in the wall. We didn't walk down the entirety, it was just too much. But super fun to see and add our own chewed pieces. Crazy!  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    What's the fascination? Two walls down a narrow walkway/alley covered in multi-colored wads of gum. Definitely eclectic. It actually turned my stomach--revolting. It's probably funny to the immature. ...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    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.
  • July 6, 2017
    The kids found this so cool! And they loved adding their own touch 😀
  • June 21, 2017
    A fun little detour and place to take cool pictures. Definitely a must go place at least once!
  • July 2, 2017
    *sigh* Walls of bubblegum. Really gross. Why is this an attraction?

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