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Address: Houston, TX 77006
Phone Number: 713 222 9255
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: To avoid the hot sun Houstonians get around through underground tunnels...
To avoid the hot sun Houstonians get around through underground tunnels that connect 55 buildings.
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So crowded

A good way to get around out of the heat but around lunch time it gets so crowded with all the business people. Lots of really interesting places to eat definitely something for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Cool idea but I wouldn't call it an attraction or shopping spotat all, there were only a few shops, but some good places to eat if you're just looking for lunch.

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houston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It's nice to get out of the heat if you have to walk somewhere downtown but not a place to seek out for a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A good way to get around out of the heat but around lunch time it gets so crowded with all the business people. Lots of really interesting places to eat definitely something for everyone. There are a few stores but not that many so I wouldn't go there just for shopping. I did end up finding me some very beautiful... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We thought the tunnels would be a little different, they were like modern airport concourses. They were hard to find your way around in, and basically every here and there there was a restaurant grouping. Everyone looked great down there, with high heels and fancy clothes and hair. So the tunnels are successful in their purpose of keeping you cool... More 

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Herzlia, Israel
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22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The tunnels were constructed to ease the life of hundreds of workers in the buildings at downtown Houston and allow them not to go out in the very hot and humyde weather for lunch break etc.There are a lot of coffee shops and places to eat undergrounds.The tunnels are practical and connect between buildings but far from being more than... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

I don't get how this is an attraction... It's like any collection of subway station shops. Waste of time.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We enjoyed the experience of walking the miles of tunnels. Entered the tunnels mid-morning and the foot traffic was light but after 11:00 am it was unbelievable the number of people walking and patronizing the restaurants. We intentionally stayed through the lunch hour to see how the tunnels serve the people in those buildings. Amazing!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Nicely maintained underground tunnels, best for foodies with lots of restaurants around and to avoid heat.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

There are over 6 miles of tunnels under downtown Houston. I assume they serve to keep people out of the heat of the summer. They are an interesting way to spend an afternoon. There is nothing really there to see except the well designed tunnel system, but they are well marked and it is an interesting way to get around... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Houston Tunnel system serves mainly to allow downtown workers a way to leave their cubicles during break and scurry of for lunch while staying out of the stifling humidity of Houston. By default, the tunnels also insulate said works from the outside world. Not only do the tunnels drive restaurant and small shops underground, they keep them locked up... More 

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Address: Address: Houston, TX 77006
Phone Number: 713 222 9255
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston

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