I popped a piece of Spearmint gum in my mouth at Pike Place Market, in anticipation of visiting the Seattle Gum Wall. I wanted to be ready to make a contribution.

The Seattle gum wall is located in Post Alley, just downstairs from Pikes, at the box office of the Market Theater.

Back in the 90s, patrons of the theater started to stick their chewing gum on the wall, many times with coins stuck inside. The coins have since disappeared, I thoroughly searched, but the gum remains. Lots of gum. Though the theater workers tried to scrape the blobs off, they stopped when the wall was deemed a tourist attraction in 1999.
seattle gum wall

Trident, Wrigley, Extra, Orbit? They must all be represented here.

This oddity of the Seattle Gum Wall was named one of the top five germiest tourist attractions, along with the Blarney Stone. Considering that Peter is a, self-proclaimed, germaphobe, he gets deathly close. Do you see him shaking? I consider this cheap therapy.
Close up of seattle gum wall Pete touches the seattle gum wall

You can not visit the Seattle Gum Wall without making a contribution, so I blew a bubble to make sure my gum had the proper consistency prior to placing it on the wall.
Annette White at the Seattle Gum Wall

With 50+ feet of wall to choose from it was difficult to pick the perfect local for my donation. But, I thought orange would be an excellent background for my crisp, white addition.

The tricky part was placing the gum without touching anyone elses.

Ta da. My Spearmint hits the Seattle Gum Wall.
Contribution to the seattle gum wall Contribution to the seattle gum wall

Have you make a contribution to the Seattle Gum Wall? What is the oddest attraction you have ever seen?

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