Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

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Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern
This is the site of a former drinking water reservoir built in 1926 and decommissioned in 2007 after a leak was discovered. The site, which once could hold 15 million gallons of water and spans 1.5 football fields, lay dormant for nearly a decade until the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, with help from the Brown Foundation, decided to re-open it as a public space. Its stunning and sometimes haunting visuals make it among the new must-see attractions in Houston—don’t miss the nearby art installation, “Down Periscope,” which offers a peak into the cistern from above ground. Schedule a tour to see it up-close—tours last 30 minutes and are held at 3 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Reservations required.
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105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007, USA
+1 713-752-0314
Sat, Sun 10am - 7pm
Wed - Fri 3pm - 7pm