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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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Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We enjoyed this tour, which was interesting and well-organized. A bit less grand than I had expected, but definitely worthwhile.

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North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

in the 1950's the us government created a secret location to relocate the entire us congress at the greenbrier hotel in event of nuclear war. the tour goes through the large metal doors into the dining room, sleeping quarters, meeting area, generator facilities, all kept for decades, with only a few individuals being aware of their purpose. each tour group... More

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Vonore, Tennessee
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216 reviews 216 reviews
111 attraction reviews
296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We wanted to see the Greenbriar resort as well as the bunker and we were able to walk about the grounds and the inside of the resort while waiting for our tour. Note that the check in is at desk off to the side in the Trellis room next to a bar that does not open until 4 p.m. on... More

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Milton WV
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Brent, the tour guide, looked like he could have been on f the project administrators as we toured the Bunker, where Congress would have been evacuated to in the event of nuclear targeting of Washington (there are other bunkers around the country for other branches and functions of government). The tour and information were layed out efficiently and informatively, going... More

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New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

As a history teacher, I found this tour to be informative and valuable. Although it was not on our route, I made my sister drive 90 miles out of our way to take the tour. It was certainly worth every minute. She found it to be equally fascinating.

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Effingham, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Shocked to know that this facility was even in existence but the tour was outstanding and gave all the history of the facility as well as the "bunker".

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Scott Depot, West Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Bunker tour was interesting...like many of the other reviewers I wish more was left in it's original state. I was disappointed that we didn't see where the president wld have stayed had he been moved there...surely he wouldnt have stayed with the masses. I guess I was expecting a more put together community not the bits an pieces that are... More

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Dallas, Texas
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234 reviews 234 reviews
52 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

They've covered over most of the historical aspects. It's practically a waste of time. The facilities are even used by the NO Saints during their training camp. Very little historical significant remains.

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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
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14 reviews 14 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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