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Houston from Below: Underground Tunnel Tour

  • Discover Houston's underground Tunnel System with a local guide
  • Explore the newest and oldest tunnel sections that are open to the public

  • Learn about the history of Houston through its architecture and art

Houston from Below: Underground Tunnel Tour
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Houston from Below: Underground Tunnel Tour
Walking through the streets of Houston is pretty special but did you know that there is a whole underground system of tunnels below the city? This Houston tour will take you through the city, over and underground, until you get to know the city from every angle.
What to Expect

You’ll meet your local guide and begin your Houston tour with a walk down Main Street towards the Chase Bank Building, which features eight frescoes depicting Texas history. With your local guide to explain these pieces, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the history of the city and state alike. From here, we’ll enter the Downtown Houston Tunnel System and walk over to Chase Tower, the tallest building in Texas. Your guide will lead you outside for a photo op in front of Joan Miro’s 1982 Personage and Birds.

Next on this historical Houston tour, you’ll cross the street and enter Philip Johnson’s award-winning Pennzoil Place. You’ll ride an escalator down to the tunnel where you’ll get a sweet treat at a unique boutique bakery with some of the best cookies in Houston.

Finish your Houston tour by walking through downtown’s oldest and newest tunnels, and see the only remaining portion of a 1913 hotel known as “The Cotton” before returning to Café Express with your guide.

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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 5 July 2018
A unique tour that even the locals don't know about!

Our tour guide was excellent, and he was extremely knowledgeable about the historical and little known facts about the areas we visited. I highly recommend this tour if you're new to Houston!

Thank P T
Reviewed 16 May 2018
A surprise in Houston.

If you are casually visiting Houston,you will miss this entirely unusual experience. These underground tunnels were created to join huge buildings in business district of Houston,bypassing noisy traffic above. And the corridors are as clean as a swanky mall. In fact there are good number...More

6  Thank Dilip111
Reviewed 8 February 2018
excelent guide

I have never had an interest in attending such a tour. A family member insisted on it. I was very surprised at how interesting and educational this could be. Definitely money well spent.

5  Thank Ralph D
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile
Wonderful tome

Our tour guide was so sweet and knowledgeable. It was everything I was expecting and more. We loved all the history and the beautiful buildings. Born and raised here in Houston and loved learning more about my great city.

5  Thank TexasPinkie
Reviewed 19 August 2012
Tunnel Tour was great!

I did the Pub Crawl a while back, and really enjoyed it, so I knew about the Tunnel Tour. I decided to take my two boys (15 & 8) for the Tunnels, and we had a really good time. The kids had no idea that...More

3  Thank ethansmom66
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7 June 2018|
Response from Dilip111 | Reviewed this property |
You can go to the website and find the time.Probably it is usually in the mornings.
Debbie G
8 May 2018|
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Response from TexasPinkie | Reviewed this property |
A couple hours
14 April 2018|
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Response from Dilip111 | Reviewed this property |
ABout 90-120 minutes.
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