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Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility

White Sulphur Springs, WV
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A Cold War Bunker that was built between 1958 and 1961 underground on the grounds of the...
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Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A very interesting experience, and completely unique. A bit pricey but worth it. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and thorough.

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Madison Heights, Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Part of the Cold War legacy is the revealing of 'The Bunker': a place for the government of the US to retreat to in a nuclear strike. While the majority of the amenities are long gone it is amazing what was built without any knowledge.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We took Amtrak's Cardinal from Huntington to White Sulphur Springs to visit the bunker at the Greenbrier Inn. The tour guide was friendly and seemed very knowledgeable. If you ever want to experience how the Cold War was underground, come here! It's worth getting extra information about the Cold War.

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Durham, NC
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Secrets revealed and history to boot. This is an amazing experience that shows the depth of history and man's ability to survive. The tour guides are informative and answers many questions. Take this historic tour and enjoy!

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KDH
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is great lesson in our history. I had heard about this for years and had imagined what it would look like. I was wrong about all of it. This was a fallout shelter for the US congress, so that our government could continue to function, remember the days when congress actually functioned!? Don't take a camera. They will the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A very interesting piece of history created in the 1960's as a congressional bunker for a national emergency.

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Washington, DC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You need to see it to believe it...all very well done...very worthwhile. They go through the history, walk you through all the neat locations, etc. Didn't dislike a thing.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The bunker tour was very interesting. History buffs would enjoy it but also anyone interested in learning about new things. The guide was very informative and added to the enjoyment of the tour.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My husband and I were really looking forward to this tour. We have toured 5 other cold war bunkers (decommissioned and now open to tours) around the world. Unfortunately this tour did not impress. Most of the bunker has been converted into a private storage facility, so really, there is not much left of the original space on the tour.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This tour was very interesting and I highly recommend it for both adults and children. The tour guide was very informative. They do not allow any electronic equipment into the bunker, so you aren't allowed to take any photos.

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