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. Using our custom trip planner, San Luis Obispo attractions like Bubblegum Alley can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Not something other places can claim to have. Most of the gum has been on the wall since the 90’s it definitely a funky smell in the area but that’s the whole attraction to this unique place. 
    Not something other places can claim to have. Most of the gum has been on the wall since the 90’s it definitely a funky smell in the area but that’s the whole attraction to this unique place.  more »
  • Exactly what you expect but this isn't an issue! An alley way full of gum, you can smell it! Worth a stop and a photo! SLO seemed like a cool place to spend a couple of days as a side note. 
    Exactly what you expect but this isn't an issue! An alley way full of gum, you can smell it! Worth a stop and a photo! SLO seemed like a cool place to spend a couple of days as a side note.  more »
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  • It’s hard to rate this 😂 It’s fun to see even though it’s kind of gross! The upper area of the walls are black. People have used their gum to make “art”. Because of the history of the gum wall its worth checking out!
  • Gross place. It even smells fruity. No idea why this exists. The downtown area is great with nice bars and restaurants. Go to some of them, not here.

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