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Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

42 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

October 2, 2019
Fascinating tour on its history, and play on interior space and sound. Tour guides are entertainingly sardonic.
July 17, 2019
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.
June 21, 2019
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.
June 21, 2019 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…
June 16, 2019
This was the old Houston cistern that was decommission in 2007. You can book a tour online. Highly recommended

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105 Sabine St
Houston, TX 77007
Phone+1 713-752-0314
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens Wednesday 3:00 PM