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Address: Houston, TX 77006
Phone Number: +1 713-222-9255

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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We were intrigued by the maze of tunnels under downtown Houston. There a several different arms that go in several different directions but there is nothing that I would say is... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 6, 2016
Decatur, Illinois
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Decatur, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We were intrigued by the maze of tunnels under downtown Houston. There a several different arms that go in several different directions but there is nothing that I would say is must see. They are interesting but it is mostly little food shops and places that service the business crowd of the dowtown.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

The tunnels are a great place to explore there are length of places to eat even though some close early afternoon there are shops for shopping even a barber shop if it rains just spend some time in the tunnels we go every time we visit houston P

Thank Susan G
Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Way more hyped up than it's worth. The shops and restaurants are not notable and the whole experience was just walking without finding anything interesting. On the upside it was an ok way to kill time waiting for traffic to die down and walk off the Hard Rock Cafe lunch....

2 Thank HighlandCowgirl
DeRidder, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

My friend told me about this place so we decided to check it out when we were in town. They had plenty of places to eat, nothing fancy, but good never the less. Other than that, nothing stands out as overwhelming. Just a quirky place to visit if you're curious about the underground tunnel.

Thank PolarbearTraveler
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

It's an interesting underground place with lots of restaurants. During lunch time it could be very crowded. If you want to escape the summer heat for an hour or so you can walk through the tunnels and enjoy a lunch in one of the many eating places. That kind of tunnel system is unique in the world.

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Houston, Texas
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151 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

I read the reviews here and had guests visiting from out of state and though this might be something fun to do to get away from the sufferable heat outside. We spent a little over an hour down in the tunnels and I didn't see what the draw was. As I said in the title above, it was "much a'do... More 

Thank ALtraveler334
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499 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 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 

2 Thank houstontravelingfool
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 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!

2 Thank ladysteele75
Pearland, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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