Old chewing gum-turned-masterpiece, The Gum Wall represents an iconic Seattle landmark visited by tourists and locals alike. The tradition began in 1993 when attendees of Unexpected Productions' Seattle Theatresports shows began adhering coins to the wall of the Market Theater with their chewed gum blobs. After two attempts to stop the practice and remove the gum, market workers gave up, and it was deemed a tourist attraction in 1999. Graffiti and creative artwork formed from the thousands of pieces of gum now add to its distinctive vibe. Although you may feel that it's gross, the wall is an interesting sight to see at least once, and it also makes for a one-of-a-kind photo-op. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Seattle holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Gum Wall and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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I went in May 2018 with my friends, this thing is gross but neat. The surrounding area is still cool though and more of a reason to go.
I went in May 2018 with my friends, this thing is gross but neat. The surrounding area is still cool though and more of a reason to go. more »
Located in Seattle's Pike Place Market on Post Alley some may consider this wall gross, interesting or both. Thousands upon thousands of dried pieces of chewing gum covers the red brick walls to form.... more
Located in Seattle's Pike Place Market on Post Alley some may consider this wall gross, interesting or both. Thousands upon thousands of dried pieces of chewing gum covers the red brick walls to form.... more »
A must.. if you're visiting Seattle area!
Leave a piece, take a piece. Yum!!
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