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The Gum Wall, Seattle

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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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  • Chewing gum is full of these walls, some are still very long with gum sticky letters, full of no health is a bit dirty, but very interesting, very special, so it is worth a look, just be careful, do not stick to gum! Ha ha
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  • This is so disgusting, but you have to do it. My two young kids thought this was the coolest thing ever. Make sure you buy your gum BEFORE coming here since they jack up the gum prices on site. The wa...  more »
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  • The Pike place Market Gum Wall is was pretty gross. But I wish they still have it here. Unfortunately its been I came to the Gum Wall at the beginning of 2018 and I was lucky I got to visit it and take some good photo. When you walk through the lane, you can smell the bubble gum smell.
  • A fun photo opportunity, bring the family here... just don't touch anything. You might need to look for it as it is hard to find if you have never been here but if you are near the main entrance of Pike Place market, you are close, ask a worker or another tourist to point you there. Please... I will reiterate, don't touch anything, lol. The ally smells nice tough, like gum.

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