The Market Theater Gum Wall is a local landmark in downtown Seattle,
California, the Market Theater Gum Wall is a brick alleyway wall now covered in used chewing gum.
Parts of the wall are covered several inches thick, 15 feet high for 50 feet.
The wall is by the box office for the Market Theater, and the tradition began around
1993 when patrons of Unexpected Productions' Seattle Theatresports stuck gum
to the wall and placed coins in the gum blobs. Theater workers scraped the gum
away twice, but eventually gave up after market officials deemed the gum wall
a tourist attraction around 1999.
Some people create small works of art out of gum.
It was named one of the top 5 germiest tourist attractions in 2009,
second to the Blarney Stone. It is the location of the start of a
ghost tour, and it is a popular site with wedding photographers.