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“Disgustingly intriguing!”
Review of Bubblegum Alley

Bubblegum Alley
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Owner description: 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.
Duncanville, Texas
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Disgustingly intriguing!”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

This is one of these places that is revolting yet plays on your curiosity. Who started this? How did it turn into a "chewed bubblegum movement". How do they reach that high? Why is all the lower bubblegum color washed out? My daughter was terrified of getting her hair stuck in it. Lol! It is nasty, but it is so disgustingly unique that you at least must stand in the street and look at it just to say you did. This is probably the most unsanitary attraction in the U.S. but it gets top ratings for one-of-a-kind grossness!

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Gross but so good”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

You need to park your car in the city centre and walk by foot. Was a little hard to find but when we found it, it was sooo good. You need to stick your own gum on the wall but... watch out you dont somebody else's gum!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Don't Re-Chew This Gum!”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

It is grossly great, it is grossly great and unique to the city of San Luis Obispo.

I've watched tourists from all over the world leave their wad of gum on this wall. People wander down the alley and peruse the gum globs like they are works by Jackson Pollock or Picasso, and maybe in a way they are.

Put your snobbery on a rear burner and pull out your sense of humor for this crazy place.

Visited May 2014
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Santa Maria, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Strangely intriguing and mildly revolting”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Bubblegum alley is a unique experience, a multi-generational disgusting defacement turned conceptual art. Walking through the tiny pathway, you’re surrounded by a brick 2-story “canvas” upon which generations of “artists” have expressed themselves through the medium of chewing gum. Albeit somewhat crude (artistically and literally), the numerous colors, designs, expressions and lingering sweet scents of masticated confectionery is an event not to be missed.

Visited December 2013
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Pismo Beach, California
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“If you visit SLO it's a "must see"...”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

It's something you have to see and it will make you laugh to be standing in an alley where the walls are covered in bubblegum! If you start thinking about all the germs and etc. it starts grossing you out. It's very colorful and one of those weird places you have to visit just so you can say you seen it!

Visited October 2013
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