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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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Houston from Above and Below: Chase Tower and Underground Tunnel...

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Tunnels? More like an airport concourse!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Los Angeles
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312 reviews 312 reviews
259 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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44 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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