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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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  • Nobody in their right mind and a blood alcohol level below .20 should wander into this abysmal little alley. Unsanitary with a capital U.  more »
  • We came, we saw, we were throughly disgusted. I wouldn't go out of my way to see this. But if you do, be careful where you step. I got gum on my shoe.  more »
  • This was one of those places that we had to visit in San Luis Obispo. It is exactly what the title says an alley filled with a bubblegum. Quirky and fun.  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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