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Shanghai Tunnel Tours

Portland, OR
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Ranked #85 of 132 Activities in Portland
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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Never ever fall for this load of steaming putrid false advertising. This is advertised as historical, educational, etc, and is nothing more than a bunch of suckers standing in a dusty restaurant storage room basement, with $13 less per person. Do not take my word for it, search further, check Wikipedia, check the BBB, check any where. Donate your $13... More

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was complete mis-representation! My family visited from out of town and wanted to see the tunnels... Their website stated that they'v recently excavated more tunnels and found more artifacts. This excited us, so we signed up.... When we got there, we received 1hr 15min of walking the streets of portland and learning about its history. At the last 10-15... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was awful. You never leave the basement of the Hobo. You see three rooms and hear a lot about how earthquake prodding is ruining the tunnels. Instead of taking the tour, just look at the 10 pics. They really are the entire tour.

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Lake Havasu City
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've been here twice and enjoyed both tours. The staff is knowledgeable. The tour takes about 90 minutes. Just wish there were more rooms open to the public. While I expected it to be cool underground, be prepared... it is actually quite warm and we were all wanting to shed layers. We signed up for our tour online and had... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have been wanting to visit the Shanghai Tunnels for a long time but just never got around to it - until last week. I wish I would've looked up reviews beforehand but I didn't. It should be called the Shanghai Basement. We paid $13 each for the regular tour, but the guide kept talking about ghost stories every 5... More

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Santa Cruz, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family of four were looking forward to touring the Shanghai Tunnels in Portland last week. We love history, especially unusual topics. We bought our tickets online easily, and there was no problem checking in to start of the "tour." I put that in quotes, because while we visualized walking around underneath Portland from tunnel to tunnel, we actually went... More

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Wilton, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was scarred at first but once down in the tunnel I was fine. It was neat to see the history down there. THe guide gave a lot of information. Great artifacts unfourtannly due to theft they lost a lot of there artifacts. I would do the tours again if I am back in town.

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Enid, Oklahoma, United States
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

You meet at Hobo's which is a restaurant/Pub. Once the guide arrives you then move to the back courtyard for orientation. Once that is done you go through a door into what was once an alley that has 2 big metal doors on the right and then onto the street. Once on the street you go up to the corner... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The guide seemed fairly knowledgeable about the history of Portland, and going through a dark basement as you're being told about the history of opium dens and the like is a pretty entertaining way to learn about it. However, the host lost some credibility with the number of times he mentioned the tunnels being haunted, claiming people on every tour... More

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Portland, Oregon
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20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We took the Underground Portland tour through Cascade Geographical Society, after seeing the location on a Ghost Adventures episode. Just to see the tunnels is quite an experience…imagining the terror and demise of so many unfortunate people, and knowing that many people lost their lives in those tunnels is haunting enough. There were a couple times during the tour we... More

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