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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
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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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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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Mt Propsect IL
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

An outstanding tour and educational commentary about the Cold War era and the part The Greenbrier played. Interesting juxtaposition to compare this time in American history with the present. The tour covered the secret building of the Bunker, what was supposed to take place if the government was taken there, and how they would be supported. We toured the auditoriums... More

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed seeing in person the history that we had seen in documentaries on TV. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour both informative and fun!

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Pipestem, West Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The purpose of this bunker was kept secret even from the local people. Not far from DC "the way the crow flies", this bunker was built underneath a world-famous resort to protect our government officials in the event of a nuclear attack. When you take the tour, you can see the slide-out walls and the tunnels behind them that led... More

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Festus, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Bunke Tour is Outstanding !! It is a Must See if you are ever in the Area. The venue is Unique and a step back into American History. Don't Miss seeing this Facility.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It takes to a time when the world thought a nuclear attack was just around the corner and government was going to great lengths to protect our way of life.

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DarienJim
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109 reviews 109 reviews
16 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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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