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Explore the newest and oldest tunnel sections that are open to the public
Learn about the history of Houston through its architecture and art
See beautiful art deco treasures and sculptures by world-famous artists and learn how Houston’s 7 miles of pedestrian tunnels came to be
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.
We are 73 years old and have lived in Houston most of our lives, so I questioned how much this tour would be of interest to me. I was amazed at Mike, our tour guide's knowledge. Mike opened my eyes to Many interesting historical facts that are not well-known and are difficult to uncover. I now have a new appreciation for my city. I WILL use Urban Adventures again. In fact my wife is arranging for our kids and their group of 12 friends two go with Mike on his Pub Crawl and we are working on a shortened version of the underground tunnel tour for our travel group of 25 seniors.
Good job, Mike!
Such a great experience!! I honestly thought this was going to be really different but it really was even better than I expected! Our tourist was really funny and nice as well and provided us with lots of information also he was nice enough to take me and my boyfriend a panoramic picture infront of one of the buildings
Tour leader very knowledgeable and interesting!
Very interesting guided tour. Guide was a bit late, but that was no problem in the end as we got some basic history and overview of Houston. Fascinating city.
The history of the buildings and tunnels was very interesting. The view from Chase Tower was awesome.
I learned so much about certain houston buildings and discovered all the wonderful tunnels too. Great experience!
Excellent! Really enjoyed it and would highly recommend.
Eben F USA
Who would have guessed there are 7 miles of tunnels (but more like an underground connector, people connector and shops/restaurants to support the high rise buildings in downtown Houston. The architecture in each building is quite different and our guide described the differences as we walked underground through part of the tunnels. Since the tour, we talked to many people from the Houston area on a cruise that had heard of the tunnels, but never visited.
One temporary downside to the tour, the Chase Skylobby with aerial views of the city, has been closed for renovation for several months.
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