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Houston from Below: Underground Tunnel Tour

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  • 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
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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.

Reviews (44)
1 - 5 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
So much fun and free cookies!

I took a friend who is visiting from out of town, and we both had a great time. It was fascinating. Few people actually know about the tunnels, which stretch across six miles under the streets of downtown Houston. We saw art and architecture and...More

1  Thank 790tb
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile
Great way to see Downtown Houston

I absolutely loved this tour. It covers some interesting architecture and history of the city. It was fascinating to walk around in the underground. The tour guide Mike was very knowledgeable. If you like city history you will like this tour.

3  Thank cmacvegas
Reviewed 27 December 2018
Loved this tour!

Even if you have lived in houston forever and have been in the tunnels before, i think this is a great tour to see more and learn great facts about Houston underground. Loved that we popped up in different places to look at the beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Karrie F
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile
Great tour guide and a good way to understand Houston architectural history

It’s tough to find things that your teenage family member might enjoy. Our tour guide engaged her from the beginning. He was unabashedly promoting his hometown and in command of his historical material. You might walk past a lot of these buildings or on top...More

3  Thank margareth139
Reviewed 9 November 2018
Surprising tour, great way to see part of downtown Houston

We really enjoyed this tour which gave us a really great insight to some of the towns history in an informative, interesting and entertaining way. Our guide Trey (? same guy as on the photo on the website) was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We really...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank KN0509
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25 January 2019|
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Response from cmacvegas | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. You will be ascending and descending the tunnels via escalators on several occasions. I did see some elevators but I don’t know if there are elevators to every place they go.
Blair G
5 December 2018|
Response from saige_saige | Reviewed this property |
Tour is an easy going, casual pace and total distance isn't significant. My 80 year old mother didn't have any difficulties. Mention any health or physical restrictions to keep them informed.
16 September 2018|
Response from Kagibson00324 | Reviewed this property |
Downtown 650 Main St Houston, TX 77002(713) 237-9222. Mon-Fri: 7am ...