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Address: 700 block of Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
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Want a piece of ABC gum? Head to this fascinating, if somewhat unsanitary,...

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.

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Unique walls - Kids love it.

Unique in some ways. Fun experience to add to your mix. Kids love it. Definitely not a must but its unique by all means.

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Krish C
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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157 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unique in some ways. Fun experience to add to your mix. Kids love it. Definitely not a must but its unique by all means.

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San Bruno
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very colorful wall, but it's a little gross. Reminded me of elementary school years when kids put gum under desks and chairs. Worth a quick look but not worth a special trip to see these walls.

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Thank francesls2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a must do when visiting SLO; a rich history from its sticky beginnings to the present. At night, it is a bit on the gross side with the smell of rancid sugar and spit, but get a photo and marvel at the history of gum. Read the paper notes and the creative designs in gum art. It is something... More 

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Thank Kathleen H
Lodi, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Named one of the weirdest tourist attractions in the world. It is what it sounds like: a narrow alley covered in used bubblegum, and it's still taking contributions. If you're in San Luis Obispo's downtown area, you're in walking distance. When looking the direction traffic flows, it's located on the left side of Higuera - downtowns Main Street. If your... More 

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Thank J S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I wanted to see this just so I could say I had and cross it off the list of things I'd done on this holiday. When I got to it it knocked me sick. It was vile. I mean it's loads of chewed gum on a wall. I visited at night so maybe in the day all the different colours... More 

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Thank Claire S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very bizarre! The odour was apparent without entering the alley. We chose not to enter...all a bit weird.

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Thank mrandmrs111
Oxford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm rating this attraction a 2 simply because I really did want to see it...and I did. I have to say that I was expecting walls of different colorful bubblegum, but instead saw walls of bubblegum that had turned brown and nasty. Oh well, I can cross this one off my list.

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Thank April333
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I passed by the alley at least 6 times in the AM before I found it in the afternoon, when a line had formed. You can smell the gum before even stepping into the narrow alley. Don't get too close to the walls. Ick!

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Thank SRyleeS
Surprise, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it is exactly what it looks like. A local point of pride really. If you're walking around downtown you may as well stop and take a look, perhaps even take a moment to contribute!

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Thank CDPorche
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure this is everyone's cup of tea! One quirky kinda place but if you're in the neighborhood then chew some gum & add it up on the collection!

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