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Address: Houston, TX 77006
Phone Number: 713 222 9255

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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Interesting - but not so much for tourists

I used to work in downtown Houston and used the tunnel system on a regular basis. Was great for grabbing a sandwich without going out in the Houston heat or taking a power walk at... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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381 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to work in downtown Houston and used the tunnel system on a regular basis. Was great for grabbing a sandwich without going out in the Houston heat or taking a power walk at lunch - but you have to be familiar with how to get around. I had visitors in town this week and they wanted to see... More 

1 Thank houstontravelingfool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tunnels are kind of a fun way to travel downtown. Especially with the heat and all the road construction. If you are a tourist, it's an adventure to see where you are going to end up!

1 Thank ladysteele75
Pearland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

There are lots of restaurants in the Tunnel and stores. They have just about everything and run about 2 miles underground. This is good for walking for lunch instead of walking outside so that you do not get wet.

Thank Desiree N
Pearland, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Open in various parts since at least the 1960's, free tunnels between Texas Medical Center hospitals, care centers, hotels, etc. are well marked, easy to navigate, climate controlled and have alarms to alert and submarine doors to close during impending hurricanes and floods (I have experienced this; you are directed to the nearest exit by attendants). Basement 1 and 2... More 

Thank Marilyn G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I drove my husband to work in our car, 1/2 mile in the morning, so in the heat and humidity he would not be sweating going to meetings. We've a herding dog mix (shelter from Texas) and she took the trip once so it was "routine." It would get so hot and humid I used to take a bus 1/2... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I've read a few reviews that criticize the tunnels because "there were no guides" or "after work hours it's a wasteland." What is amazing about the Houston Downtown Tunnel System is it's incredible function and usage for those who work downtown. It's not meant to be a tourist attraction. Yes, there are tunnel tours you can book, but otherwise, just... More 

4 Thank hcmjkm
Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I work in one of the buildings connected to the center loop of the tunnels, and I can confirm that they are 100% not tourist attractions. They are purely for the convenience of the workforce downtown. If you're already downtown and just need some A/C or lunch on a weekday then they're totally fine, just don't expect to find anything... More 

6 Thank Jsbarton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

To me, these tunnels are totally amazing. Just think of all of those huge, some beautifully architec buildings- historic buildings that proudly stand above you. There is food, artwork to enjoy, working persons walking from workplace to workplace using these tunnels instead being outside in the traffic, weather, & crowds. This experience is what you make of it.

3 Thank MAM S
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111 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

First, the tunnel system includes some sky bridges, sky donut, covered walkways that are air-conditioned, sides of parking garages and public lobby spaces of the downtown buildings. The Doubletree, Crowne, and Four seasons are all connected to tunnel systems with the flyover bridges and the Hyatt has both. During normal business hours, many lobby spaces are art galleries like 1600... More 

3 Thank Joe M
Houston, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Some of the reviews of the tunnels call them 'underwhelming.' I would agree with that if your expectations have been raised by tourist guides to Houston. It was surprising however as a longtime Houston resident to finally find and visit these tunnels this summer when family came visiting. I think they are a quirky sort of attraction that would benefit... More 

1 Thank Peter N

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