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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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