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“Neat, but a little gross”
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.
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Neat, but a little gross”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Bubblegum Ally is one of those things you just have to do when in San Luis Obispo. It is definitely worth a look. What is nice is that you can just take a look from the outside without walking down the entire ally and it is free. It is worth a look, and there are so many nice restaurants and stores in the area, you can just peek in and move on.

Visited August 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“What's the point?”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Passed in front of it during the farmer's market, didn't bother looking further. It's just a small and tight alley full of bubblegum, and some people taking pictures.

Not funny, just gross. SLO is a nice city and deserves better.

Visited July 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Interesting.....”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Visited the bubblegum alley in San luis obispo and it definitely a must see while here. It's gross but very interesting. Day time visits are better for photos as even though the alley has lights it's a little dark for photos!

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Malden, Massachusetts
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Weird, but you have to take a look if you are there!”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

It is exactly as described below.. It is weird and smells like bubble gum. Yes, it is disgusting too! My family wouldn't even venture into it. I did go in a few feet but that was enough! Did it once, don' t feel the need to ever do it again!

Visited July 2014
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N Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Gross but funny”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This is truly disgusting but funny and should only be done with kids (there is no excuse for adults to do it). You can smell the revolting bubble gum and practically taste it in the air when approaching the alley. It feels wrong sticking gum to a wall but clearly thousands have done it before.

Visited July 2014
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