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Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility

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Address: White Sulphur Springs, WV
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A Cold War Bunker that was built between 1958 and 1961 underground on the...

A Cold War Bunker that was built between 1958 and 1961 underground on the grounds of the Greenbrier; the facility is open for tours.

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Step Back Into The Cold War

The secret bunker to be used by the government in the event of a nuclear tour is open for tours at the Greenbrier. It was "hidden in the open." If you like history, you will... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The secret bunker to be used by the government in the event of a nuclear tour is open for tours at the Greenbrier. It was "hidden in the open." If you like history, you will be amazed at the preparations to maintain the federal government in the event of an attack. Although I have taken the tour several times, I... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great tour about the secret government bunker for the US government from 1963 to 1993. Our Tour Guide, Roger, was very knowledgeable of the history of the former secrets of the bunker. Roger grew up in the area and shared some stories of the locals regarding the bunker. Parts of the bunker are now used for public... More 

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Kirtland, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very thorough review by our tour host at the hotel. A few parts are off-limits as a secure data storage company took over part of it, but most of the glitz areas still open. A bit more sterile then the ICBM bunker tours out west, but well worth a look at 60's cold war thinking.

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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent visit and great day seeing the behind the scenes of our government! It was amazing to see how well planned it was and how they thought of everything!

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Proctorville, Ohio
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bunker tour is another unique experience that the Greenbrier Resort offers. The relics of the cold war are a staunch reminder of the horror of war and the reasons to avoid war. This is a experience for the young and old.

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Bellmawr, New Jersey, USA
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

We had a very knowledgeable guide who was able to answer all of our questions and you could envision how it was when it was "almost operational".

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Although the website suggests an online reservation, I took the tour as a "walk-in" (I did not stay at the Greenbrier Hotel, I was driving from Washington DC to Roanoke and I was not sure if I have enough time for the detour). Registering for the tour was easy, and all staff were friendly and very helpful. The tour itself... More 

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

This underground bunker was conceived and built in the late 1950's to house the United States Congress in the event of an attack on Washington, D. C. It was built beneath the West Virginia wing of The Greenbrier Resort and was completed and available for use in 1960. Fortunately, it was never used for its intended purpose, although this cam... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

It's a very interesting part of our cold war strategy and gives some insight into the paranoia that was present in our country during that period of time. Construction workmanship was excellent and the fact this was kept as much a secret as it was for three decades is amazing. Tour guide was a bit over enthusiastic but worth the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

The Greenbrier benefited from taxpayer dollars to construct this bunker and is still benefiting by charging visitors the outrageous price of $35 each to tour this facility. Meanwhile, CSX pays to use parts of the facility for data storage, so they're actually "double-dipping." Everything at Greenbrier is outrageously priced. Carriage ride tour of only one section of the grounds for... More 

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