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Tunnels

Address: Houston, TX 77006
Phone Number: 713 222 9255
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Houston from Above and Below: Chase Tower and...
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Ranked #61 of 133 Attractions in Houston
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: To avoid the hot sun Houstonians get around through underground...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: To avoid the hot sun Houstonians get around through underground tunnels that connect 55 buildings.
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Dartmouth, Canada
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189 reviews 189 reviews
41 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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Kastrup, Denmark
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I had read this was a great thing to visit. Must admit I mainly used the time trying to find my way. Its nothing special. Must be very convenient for the employees in the buildings. It was "fun" to see in the way that it is an interesting concept. We don't have that in my country. If we did it... More 

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Houston, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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USA
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229 attraction reviews
408 helpful votes 408 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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