One of the things we decided to visit on our trip to Seattle was the Seattle Gum Wall! Yes.. a wall of gum that is over 50′ long!
The Gum Wall is located just outside the main entrance to Pike Place Market, by the theater. It makes it an easy destination if you are already going to the market or other popular Seattle attractions. You can always take a Pike Place tour if you want to make sure you don’t miss anything.
We brought lots of gum with us so that we would be prepared!
The kids even unwrapped some of the gum beforehand, so it wouldn’t be a hassle when we arrived at the gum wall.
If you are looking at the famous Pike Place Market sign, the gum wall is to the left end of Pike Place Market downstairs.
When we arrived Thursday afternoon, there were plenty of people at Pike Place.
It was a somewhat warm day, and you can smell the gum, and we also saw a fair amount of bees there. The ground feels a bit sticky, as it is pretty much composed of gum!
We got to work sticking gum to the wall. There really isn’t bare wall space, so you are left sticking your gum to gum that is already there.
There were plenty of people posing with the gum there. We saw lots of selfie sticks, and tourists actually touching the gum that other people had left!
In 2015, the city cleaned off thousands of pounds of gum from the walls, but as you can see, it was quickly replaced.
The Gum Wall was pretty gross, but also a lot of fun, especially for the kids. Chances are, if you are visiting Seattle, you will be visiting Pike Place, so check out the gum wall while you are there!
~ bring your own gum
~ take pics!
~ be prepared for the smell, bees, and the sticky pavement!
Haha, this looks crazy! I’m not sure I could handle all that used gum. I still have nightmares about finding gum under desks at high school!
There’s a gum wall in California, too. I can’t remember the exact location. But I took a photo when I saw it.
It’s a bit weird and stinky. Hahaha. Saliva overload. But you know what, Seattle’s Gum Wall is much more colorful and vibrant than the one I saw. Hahahaha. I swear.
OK I have to admit that is different. It is kind of unusual. I would not really want to touch it that is for sure.
If it didn’t make sense I’d say it’s cool! I admit I’m confused, but fascinated at the same time!
I would love to visit the gum wall and if possible participate too. Looks super fun and colorful wall.
oh wow!!! That is so creative, looks amazing and very very new to me!!! All the colors wow!!! I would love to see it in person.
Oh wow this is kinda cool but crazy at the same time. I like the colours on the gum wall.
I’ve been to the gum wall in Seattle! It’s such a unique experience, but it’s on my must-do list of Seattle
I used to live in Seattle, but don’t remember seeing this. They have a gum wall here in San Luis Obispo that I’ve been to.
As I photographer, I LOVE THIS. As a mom and neat freak, I’M HORRIFIED. It’s super cool regardless!
Oh wow this is a little different! I’ve yet to visit Seattle, but I’ll add this to the list!
I never heard of the Seattle Gum Wall. I do have to admit it is definitely a unique idea! I am thinking also it is very cool to see.
I did not know it existed) such a tribute to a trifle thing. But it is kind of a fun easy going joke I guess. A peculiar thing for sure to see.
Wow how interesting is this…it’s actually quite magnificent and color!
This looks so fun 😍 Yes, I would love to see this Gum Wall on my next trip to Seattle! Thank you so much for sharing its location and details with us ☺
That is indeed a fun place to visit.
I wonder if people go back after a couple of years to see if their gum is still there.
wow, i kinda have mixed feelings about this. in a way it’s kinda neat, but it makes me sad to see taxpayers money wasted on cleanup when people just go back and create more mess
This is so weird and cool at the same time. Whoever started it and why? I guess it’s something we may never know.
Yikes this is scary haha! But very creative idea though. Just not something I would enjoy but love that you shared your thoughts and even experienced it yourself shared with the world how that experience turned out.
Oh wow this must be the most insane thing I have ever seen in a while. I think it looks amazing but in the same time a bit disgusting if you know what I mean .
Omg this is great. I feel disgusted and fascinated at the same time. The pictures look incredible though – that multitude of different coloured gums 😀😀
I have never heard of this before! Holy smokes how gross! hahaha but it is a unique place!
Yeah that is kind of disgusting yet amusing too LOL!I am sure kids love it.
I heard of the famous “Gum Wall” but never read or heard of anyone’s experience. I would totally have to do this if I’m ever near Seattle. Kinda gross, but I love to experience new things. So glad I read this fun post!
Omg it looks odd and unique, but i will pass. Not the kind of destination for me, but interesting to learn this exist 🙂
It is unique, this gum wall, but I would not come close to it. All I can imagine is the bacteria, the viruses, and whatever other organism that thrives in there.
I saw it a long time ago. Its equal parts very cool and very gross!