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Historical Houston from Below: Morning Underground Tunnel Tour (Small Group)

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    You’ll meet your local guide and begin your Houston tour with a walk down Main Street towards the Chase Bank Building, which features eight frescoes depicting Texas history. With your local guide to explain these pieces, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the history of the city and state alike. From here, we’ll enter the Downtown Houston Tunnel System and walk over to Chase Tower, the tallest building in Texas. Your guide will lead you outside for a photo op in front of Joan Miro’s 1982 Personage and Birds.
    Next on this historical Houston tour, you’ll cross the street and enter Philip Johnson’s award-winning Pennzoil Place. You’ll ride an escalator down to the tunnel where you’ll get a sweet treat at a unique boutique bakery with some of the best cookies in Houston.
    Finish your Houston tour by walking through downtown’s oldest and newest tunnels, and see the only remaining portion of a 1913 hotel known as “The Cotton” before returning to Café Express with your guide.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I mean no offense to the guide, who was very knowledgeable. But the tunnels are basically just hallways and food courts. There was some nice architecture in the first bank building, but after that there wasn't much to see. We spent what felt like forever...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Olivia S
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Michael, our guide, is very informative and knowledgable regarding the history of Texas. We were fortunate that the group consisted of just myself and Hubble, so we received the ultimate service from Michael. The Chase building is fantastic to see

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Ever since our tour last Friday we have been encouraging our friends to also take this educational and entertaining tour of Houston in the tunnels. We had a terrific time in our group of 2 couples. The tour taught us Houston history, about architecture and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Dick D
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    It was a good tour. The guide was excellent and was equipped with a lot of interesting facts. There were many things about this tour that I really enjoyed. What I wasn't expecting was the fact that these tunnels are fairly new and the main...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank cindie w
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    First off this is not a tour that takes you to the secret underbelly that the public can't access. Everyplace on this tour is open to the public, what you are paying for is the guide's info. Mine was Michael Schmidt, highly recommended. There are...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    3  Thank Kirk M
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    deborahc388
    March 22, 2019|
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    Response from cmacvegas | Reviewed this property |
    They only go on weekdays. The underground and businesses are closed on weekends.
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    LindaS6500
    January 25, 2019|
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    Thank you!
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    Blair G
    December 5, 2018|
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    Response from saige_saige | Reviewed this property |
    Tour is an easy going, casual pace and total distance isn't significant. My 80 year old mother didn't have any difficulties. Mention any health or physical restrictions to keep them informed.
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