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“tunnel system”(18 reviews)
“beat the heat”(4 reviews)
To avoid the hot sun Houstonians get around through underground tunnels that connect 55 buildings.
Houston, TX 77006
+1 713-222-9255
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Drey was our guide and he was very informative. This is a walking tour and it was never boring, or tiring, each tunnel had its own history as well as the buildings. I’m new to the area so this tour helped me to get a...More

Thank lorettae943
Reviewed 14 September 2018

I used to work downtown and used the "tunnels" on a daily basis - it's an underground world full of restaurants, delis, card shops, bookstores, small clothing boutiques, even barbershops! The retail establishments are primarily congregated under office buildings while the tunnels that link are...More

Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Much of the central business district is connected by pedestrian tunnels, which are interesting. But they are particularly appreciated if the weather is bad. Note that using the tunnels is not always the shortest distance.

Thank ReallyLoveTraveling
Reviewed 18 August 2018

After living in Houston for 68 years and hearing about the tunnels, my son in law finally took me down there! He got a map of the underground tunnel system online. Gotta do it during business hours, 8-5 between Mon-Fri because the tunnels are mainly...More

2  Thank rwaymire224
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I went through the tunnels with one of my friends for something to do during a hot day/short visit. The tunnels are fully air-conditioned and there are plenty of cafes and mini restaurants/takeaways in there. Free wifi in certain places too. At the very least...More

2  Thank AUDaleZ
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

This tunnels are located in downtown and they’re very famous, below there are a lot of restaurants you can eat, but only at lunch hours after, it’s pretty empty, but you can walk and get to some places.

1  Thank MonicaM7513
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Whilst I understand it is used locally to escape the heat I used it to escape the rain. With the aid of a tourist map one is able to navigate around downtown making the most of the tunnel network. The tunnels are busy during the...More

2  Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 7 June 2018

The air-conditioned tunnel system in Houston is a godsend. It connects the downtown buildings in a protected maze of underground walkways that avoid street crossings and are full of businesses, such as eateries and services. The maps (available online) and directional signage will make finding...More

1  Thank crbtravels
Reviewed 23 May 2018

If you wander around downtown houston during the weekdays you may wonder how come there is little pedestrian traffic. Well the reason is that somebody realized that putting an underground tunnel system to connect up major companies is a better idea. If you don't have...More

Thank Hoben01
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Cool to explore. Just look for the "tunnels entry" on the doors into businesses around downtown Houston. Very easy to locate once you are looking but keep a good map as it is easy to get loss. Lots of different food options down there and...More

6  Thank Samantha J
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Gera L
17 May 2018|
Response from Hoben01 |
No, can access from any building get off near the main street squarered station
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Response from PolarbearTraveler | Reviewed this property |
It is open Monday thru Friday, 7:00am to 6:00pm. Closed on weekends and holidays.