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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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Indianapolis, IN.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had a wonderful tour guide. Tour lasted one and half hours and covered alot of territory. Wear comfortable shoes. It was fasinating. Wish legislators had to go there and not come out until they solved some issues!

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London, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It satisfied my interest , but a little over priced. Very plain and drab, but you would kind of expect that I guess.

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Columbus, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fascinating tour of the ultimate cold war bunker and with an incredible story Full house and senate sleeping quarter communication rooms all canbe seen. The front door is incredibly strong and so well hidden Highly recommend

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Springfield, Ohio
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286 reviews 286 reviews
21 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I am glad it was never used as its purpose to squirrel away most of the government during crises. It was a big secret and someone outed them in the early 1990's. The tour explores all the areas and I can see how well thought out it was.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The tour is highly rated and over priced. Yes, you get to see blast doors and hear a the story but most of the area has been repurposed so there is little to see or experience. It is not much different that other fallout shelter except it was for the members of government. It would have been worth $10 compared... More

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Trenton, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Long hidden Bunker beneath the Greenbrier - tour guide was excellent and it was very interesting. The tour is worth the $25 price.

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Southport, North Carolina, Usa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

For those who remember the years of the Cold War with Russia, the fear of nuclear attack and the phenomenon of fall out shelters, the Bunker is a must for those staying at or near the Greenbriar Resort. The tour is well worth the $25 fee as you learn about one of the best kept secrets of the US Government,... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
73 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Long hidden beneath the beautiful and opulent Greenbrier Resort lies a tremendous bunker built for the protection of the members of Congress during the Cold War should there be a nuclear attack. It was built and maintained for 30 years in total secrecy and kept in a constant state of readiness. The two hour tour of this unique facility, offered... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Our guide was knowledgeable, tour was interesting, but we thought expensive for a 90 minute tour, including a short DVD. Our guide pointed out that tours are strictly for 'money making.'

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Leesport, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is a must-see for anyone who lived through the 1950's. It is extremely thought provoking if you go with an open mind.

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