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Address: 1428 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101-2034
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Food and Cultural Walking Tour of Pike Place Market
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Stumbled past this; fun but weird

Look, it's a gum wall. Chewing gum. I stumbled upon it going to Pikes Place and was glad I did because it was fun to get colourful photos. Would I have put this on my "must see... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Look, it's a gum wall. Chewing gum. I stumbled upon it going to Pikes Place and was glad I did because it was fun to get colourful photos. Would I have put this on my "must see" list? Probably not... But, it was cool to see and I can see it as a unique part to Seattle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a fun place to walk through and get some laughs. We couldn't find it at first but if you're facing the big pike place market sign out front it's directly to the left in a little downward alley. Bring some gum to contribute!

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Thank Courtney M
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I thought this would go away once the city decided to clean the wall. I was wrong. The wall and all the gum is still going strong. Has to be one of the oddest things in Seattle.

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Thank Hope T
Langley, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

And it will rebuild itself... like a fungus that keeps coming back. Yes, they did pressure wash 6 inches of gum away last November (2015), but art and fascination with things you are told never to do (like press your chewed up gum under your chair at school, or in this case on a very nice brick wall) wins out... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our first day exploring Seattle we chanced upon the alley where the Gum Wall was located. I read about it in TripAdvisor but didnt really write it down as a To Do. Chanced upon it while following the crowd on our way to the Pike Market. It was very colorful and unique.

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Thank Marielle G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

People stick their used gum on this wall, so while it's quirky and odd, it's pretty disgusting. I guess you could look at it artistically since it's interactive and colorful, but I steer clear of it unless a visitor makes me take them there.

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Thank Paula B
Greensboro
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are near pike place market stop by and see the gum wall. Not the most fascinating but an interesting part of Seattle culture.

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Thank Sandra C
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's more than gross gum. It's cool art. Take your pics & then check out the fun gum art left by others. Soon it will be gone as I've read that the city wants to take it down because it is deteriorating the walls.

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Thank JCCEJ
Nashville, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is interesting, but not sure I'd make an effort to see it if I weren't there already. Good photo opportunity.

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Victoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool and worth walking down the stairs in the end of Pike Place Market. Bring some gum and add to the wall?

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