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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Kingwood, Texas
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Kingwood, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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