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Tunnels

Houston, TX 77006
713 222 9255
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Ranked #83 of 171 attractions in Houston
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: To avoid the hot sun Houstonians get around through underground tunnels that connect 55 buildings.
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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The tunnels are a great place to walk for lunch and avoid the ever-changing Houston weather (100+ degree heat, wind, rain, 50 degree winters, etc.). There are many restaurants (many more than you will find on the street level) where you can grab a burger or sandwich, a coffee, some BBQ or fast food, etc. Be prepared to wait in... More

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Houston, TX
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have worked downtown most of my career and love the tunnels. With Houston's heat, etc. It is fantastic the way buildings are connected with so many places to eat and run your errands without needing your car! While it is very impressive when you first start a job downtown, I wouldn't think of it as a tourist attraction. Especially,... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The tunnels are not a place I would ever recommend as a tourist attraction. They are designed simply for employees to walk from the garage parking to places of employment and to provide food and shopping options for the employees. The street level does not provide convenient walking areas for the large number of workers, nor does it provide options... More

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457 reviews 457 reviews
175 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The tunnels could be fun to visit during the week days and ONLY before or after lunch hours, if you visit in the mornings , the stores are open, you can wonder around and have a great time getting lost in downtown Houston, if you go after 5 , the stores are closed and you will not see anyone around,... More

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My family and I had always heard so much about the tunnel system in Houston, so we tried it out one Saturday morning. We did not find it worth our time. Many of the stores were closed. It was easy enough to navigate. It might be better during the week when more may be open for downtown employees.

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Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I went down to the tunnels from the Chase building. However, some tunnels were closed and we ended at a place that looked a lot like a morgue (According to my wife). There is no clear directions for tourists so its easy to get lost. We could not enjoy the whole experience just because of the lack of info for... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

I'm a native Houstonian, and this was my first time (that I remembered) actually visiting the tunnels. We entered them via a car garage on Main. The signage is great so you won't become lost. It's literally a little city down there. Too many shops to count. I felt like I was in the galleria actually. It's also very fast... More

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Santo Andre, SP
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I went to the tunnels once when I lived in Houston. It's a very nice place, there is a lot of stores and good restaurans. It's very confuse if you go first time. By the way, it was a good experience.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I've lived in Houston most of my life without going to the Tunnels because I never worked downtown, but recently some friends and I met there for lunch. It's probably lost on people who dine down there daily but it was such a unique experience! It's essentially just a city underground but since the weather gets unbearably hot in Houston... More

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

If you work downtown the tunnels are the way to go especially during the hot summer. And you can eat, shop and relax.

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