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To avoid the hot sun Houstonians get around through underground tunnels that connect 55 buildings.
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Reviewed 9 July 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!

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank ladysteele75
Reviewed 26 June 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.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 23 June 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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank Marilyn G
Reviewed 18 June 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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank thedoglady
Reviewed 28 May 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...More

Date of experience: April 2016
8  Thank hcmjkm
Reviewed 9 February 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...More

Date of experience: February 2016
7  Thank jsbarton3
Reviewed 5 February 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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
4  Thank MAM S
Reviewed 29 January 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...More

Date of experience: January 2016
3  Thank 114JoeM
Reviewed 23 December 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...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Peter N
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

It was awful. Took forever to locate and no access to any restrooms. No guides to advise what stores are there. It was not at all accommodating and the parking is extremely expensive, especially when you have no clue what is down in the tunnels

Date of experience: December 2015
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Jay T
19 November 2018|
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Response from Hoben01 | Reviewed this property |
Visit during the lunch hours the times revolve around the office workers
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sn0wball94
17 May 2018|
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No, can access from any building get off near the main street squarered station
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Jasonlev
27 October 2016|
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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.
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