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Bubblegum Alley

700 block of Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
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Not my thing!

I think this is not really an attraction - more of a gross feature promoting poor hygiene habits. I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
onaroll56
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Los Osos, California
Sticky Situation

It is what it says it is--an alley covered in gum. Similar to the Pike Place bubblegum alley in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gaminglaw
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Folsom, California
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Want a piece of ABC gum? Head to this fascinating, if somewhat unsanitary, walkway that features walls covered with gum of the "already been chewed" variety.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good30%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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“add your own” (11 reviews)
“quick stop” (11 reviews)
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700 block of Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this is not really an attraction - more of a gross feature promoting poor hygiene habits. I must say, it is colorful, and something you don't see every day. However, I really don't understand why it is so popular.

Thank onaroll56
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is what it says it is--an alley covered in gum. Similar to the Pike Place bubblegum alley in Seattle, but only about a quarter of the size. Fun free entertainment. Look but don't touch and add your own wad!

Thank Gaminglaw
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was one of those situations as we were walking and stumbled across it that we thought, Why not. Be brave, get some gum and stick it on there. I tried to find a clear spot but it is a little difficult..

Thank Nicole L
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

I realized that people go here for the novelty, but honestly a brick wall with a bunch of chewed gum stuck on it? It is really kind of weird. Every time I walk by I don't understand the attraction. But if that's your thing, have...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

A lot of bubblegums on the walls. The alley is not difficult to find. You can park your car on the parking lot near at the convenince store nearby. But make sure you buy someting in the store so as to become a customer in...More

Thank IJS-64
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

This is a fun place to see if you are in SLO downtown. We went here because wife saw it on things to do list. We took some goofy photos and added our 2 pieces of gum to the wall. We will someday go back...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This is a huge attraction in SLO. Everyone will tell you this is on top of the list of things to see/ do while visiting the area. It’s just a quick stop for a few pics and to put your gum up too. I was...More

Thank lyssaa_ann
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We decided to walk around San Luis Obispo and after a few block we end up in bubblegum alley. You cannot miss the smell of it !!! I don’t know how to describe it, is it art ?? Not sure, if you are there by...More

Thank Sébastien G
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Disgusting to most, but a must see in this small college town. Best to do as part of a scavenger hunt.

Thank elf12015
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

By coincidence we walked by this place. It was a wild and crazy sight to see. Definitely unique and an interesting display of "art". One for the record books.

Thank Russ A
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Mike H
24 February 2018|
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Response from Andrew T | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of on street parking, as the alley is literally just off one of the main shopping streets
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davediggler24
16 June 2015|
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Response from Lovinlife46 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open at night. It is just an alley way between two buildings - open 24/7.
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davediggler24
16 June 2015|
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Response from pdcirclem | Reviewed this property |
Bubblegum Alley is open all the time, every day!!
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