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Tunnels

Houston, TX 77006
713 222 9255
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Ranked #88 of 165 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I used to work downtown and the tunnels are used for people to travel between buildings without needing to go outside. There are a few shops and restaurants in the tunnels, but there's no need to tour it. If it's your first time wandering, I hope you have a good memory and sense of direction, since you'll easily get lost.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Few shops and restaurants in an underground maze. Easy to get lost. Restaurants start closing around 1 pm? Could not find restrooms. Staff associated with various buildings is not friendly to visitors. I don't see how this is a tourist attraction!

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Beaumont, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I followed directions to this place and it only led me to a small community northeast of Houston. Please check your data for accuracy of the location

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Rotorua
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25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

A great way to get away from the 90+ degree heat. Interesting but a bit confusing. The entrances are generally inside buildings, I think there are a couple outside ones. The tunnels are about six miles in length ( this is what we were told) and an interesting way to while away a couple of hours.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

It was like a concrete maze and if you need a restroom good luck! Its not visitor friendly more a great way for the locals to escape the heat to travel the city. We did get our 3 mile speed walk in.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Really cool-you won't see this in too many places. Most of the entrances are located inside buildings but there are 2 entrances that open to the street, one of them by Wells Fargo Plaza in downtown.

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Kingwood, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We arent rated one of the fattest cities for nothin. Escape the heat, hit the tunnels and get whatever grub your heart desires. Honestly, great selection, good people watching and good seating at the Park Shops.

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Klein, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

If you wonder why there are so few pedestrians on the city streets --it's cause of the tunnels. Great when it's raining or too hot. Shops of every type, services like hair salons, and lots of places to eat. Oh yes, it also provides a safe comfy way to get around downtown.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

cool idea but not much going on. Confusing directions and not much to see. OK for a hot day activity but not that great.

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Houston, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Ever wonder where all the people are in Houston? They are in the tunnels. No one walks outside except those who do not know. We eat, shop, enjoy all in the tunnel system. Air conditioned, beautifully lit, try it.

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