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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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Cincinnati, OH
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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

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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Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

It was pretty amazing to see the giant blast doors that would seal off the bunker in case of nuclear attack and the fact that they were concealed from guests who were using the very exhibition hall that would house Congressional staff. We did get a chance to see the support facilities, power plant, water purification, etc. and the cafeteria.... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
305 helpful votes 305 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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