Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern
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Fascinating tour on its history, and play on interior space and sound. Tour guides are entertainingly sardonic.
Check out the BBP Cistern. A 10-30 minute (walking) $5 guided tour of the Cistern. If you are into art, you will enjoy this tour. Just outside is a skate park, playground and lots of shaded seating. Beautiful place to stroll and explore.
The decommissioned underground reservoir was built in 1926 to hold drinking water. Now, it’s a cool place to see with tours Thursdays – Sundays. Check the website for times and tickets ($5), and make sure to check if they are featuring any art installations.
buffalobayou.org/visit/destination/the-cistern About the Cistern. The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern is a former drinking water reservoir built in 1926 for the City of Houston. As one of the city’s early underground reservoirs, it supported the municipal water system’s goals of fire suppression (water…
This was the old Houston cistern that was decommission in 2007. You can book a tour online. Highly recommended
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