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The Gum Wall

1428 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101
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1428 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fun little stop by Pike market- smells a little bit but really fun to see everyone giggle at the gum & place their pieces! Great photo op!

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 2 days ago

A tour guide advised this is the 2nd most germ ridden place in the world beat out only by the Blarney Stone (people kiss it). It's actually very interesting to see gum everywhere but also makes your skin crawl slightly. It's location is quick and...More

Thank MFerg1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My 10 year old granddaughter just had to see the “gum wall” during a visit to the Pike Place Market. I cannot say I was terribly interested but she seemed determined to see this Seattle point of interest...they had cleaned the wall some time ago...More

Thank Takarehi
Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here with a kids on one of the Seattle adventures. It's kind of below Pike Place Market. If you are at the main fish market, you're 20 yards away. Go towards the water to the brass pigs, then go down that flight of stairs....More

Thank ernestd101
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gum Wall is a must see when visiting the pike market. It’s kinda gross to see the gum but it’s admiring how people take the time to write out names with their gum or make shapes. Very neat!

Thank ramsarah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would not touch the gum wall with 10 foot pole, but those that create this amazing if unconventional material to create this amazing art, I applaud you! At some point (before the walL was scraped clean - I am sure for safety reasons) there...More

Thank TravelHound66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't make this 💩up. Its not mandated, designed, intended or something the city of Seattle would particularly be proud of. But its there and you being a tourist just have to see it. Its literally just what it is named. A wall with people...More

Thank Maximuslloyd
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well... really gross if you get freaked out by germs! Started in the 1990s when local patrons in line for an improv show at Post Alley's Market Theater stuck their used gum on the wall, the Gum Wall has grown piece by piece to cover...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gum wall is just straight nasty. I was amazed that people would actually do this, but grossed out at the sametime. Look, watch were you step, and do not touch.

Thank 352MD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I knew it was a wall covered in old gum....but seeing it was like a quirky piece of art! Don't know wether to say yuck or wow!

Thank Dogmum
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11 November 2015|
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Response from Matt C | Reviewed this property |
About 20 years ago, but the city of Seattle is taking it all down soon. I just saw it in the news last week.