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Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility

White Sulphur Springs, WV
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Military Bases/ Facilities, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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DarienJim
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100 reviews 100 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Any baby boomer or history buff will love this tour. It's expensive but well worth the 1+ hour tour. Pretty incredible when you think that the U.S. Government "hid" a fallout shelter upstairs in the hill next to the hotel and kept it quiet for three decades. Get a pair of comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking... More

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The Bunker Tours exposition of this relic of the Cold War was worth the hour spent. It was interesting that the guide came up with the $11M figure for construction, but had no idea what it might have cost to run for its 30-year run. Maybe we ought to buy it back and lock Congress in today and force them... More

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Media, PA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I can't believe it was hidden in plain site. Even the staff didn't know it was a nuclear fallout bunker.

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Michigan
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117 reviews 117 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I found the tour very interesting. It is well worth it just to see what lengths our government went to to keep the place secret, and to protect our congressmen. There isn't a lot left there, but the actual rooms and doors, but you get the idea. It's fun to see Greenbrier too! What an amazing resort.

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Topeka, Kansas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I went in 2007 on the tour and my wife went this past month. It was a very unique and informative tour and experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My husband and I drove to the Greenbrier especially for this tour. The $30 fee was pricey for the tour. Our guide was dry and although she knew the facts she just didn't make the history come alive.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was a fall out shelter back in the day. Interesting underground - totally confidential when built into side of mtn. It would sustain 1700 people - (legislators, senate, etc.) for 40 days in the event of a nuclear bombing on D.C. It was OK - glad we did it. I had a different impression of it prior to going... More

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Fredericksburg
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The 90 minute walking tour of the Fall Out Shelter Bunker is a lesson in History and an Eye opener. The location is under the opulent Greenbrier Resort. You enter through the overwhelming display of wasteful opulence of the Greenbrier Resort lobby. Although quite lovely to look at this display of Glitz seems too much. The tour itself if quite... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Our tour guide did a fabulous job of keeping us interested in the current use as an exhibition hall and banquet facility as well as the historic preparations during the cold war. The bunker was "hidden in plain sight" and ready in case of fallout during the 60's until the 90's. It was really amazing that it was able to... More

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Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

An absolute must see tour. History at its best. This is something that all of his especially if you were born and lived during the cold war must do. It was a terrific experience and will definetely bring you back in time.

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