Downtown Tunnel System – 7 Miles of Tunnels Under Houston!
Address: Under Downtown Houston. See MAP.
Hours: Usually weekdays 6:00am – 6:00pm
Appropriate Age: Any age
Under Downtown Houston there is a 7 mile, climate controlled, system of tunnels linking office buildings, hotels, banks, restaurants, retail stores and the Theater District. Go HERE for a map. These tunnels are usually open to the public from 6:00am – 6:00pm on weekdays.
The tunnels contain food courts, gift shops, banks, copy centers and more and are mostly located in the basement part of office buildings. You can enter the tunnels from street level stairs or elevators inside the buildings that are connected by tunnels. The Wells Fargo Plaza has direct access from the street to the tunnel.
When we got off the train, we walked a block south to where the train goes over the water. (We love this part of the track.) This is right in front of the UBS building. We went in, were greeted by the security guard, and took the elevator to the basement.
The bathrooms are open to the public from 12:00 – 1:30. After that, the restaurants can let you in (and were happy to do so).
My kids and I recommend this outing. It’s free and it’s not your typical day out. Go see for yourself!