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“Secret bunker tour at the Greenbriar hotel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility

Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility
White Sulphur Springs, WV
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Type: Government Buildings, Military Bases/ Facilities, Historic Sites
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.
Milwaukee
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“Secret bunker tour at the Greenbriar hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Who knew? Back in 1992 a Washington Post reporter uncovered on a bunker buried under the Greenbriar hotel. Built in the 1950's, this was a place for Congress to 'hide' up to 60 days in case a bomb was being dropped. It was ready for use right around the time of the Bay of Pigs.
Only 5 people really knew it was there. Congress didn't even know.
Very interesting to see what this well thought of bunker was all ablout
Tour takes about 90 minutes.
If you are not staying at the Greenbriar this is a good excuse to really check out that amazing property
Sorry-no photos allowed

Visited June 2013
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indianapolis, IN
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“Interesting and Educational”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Enthusiastic guide. Learned so much about this era in history (although I actually lived through it). A must if you visit the area.

Visited May 2013
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Columbia, South Carolina
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“This educational experience was top rate.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My son received a better understanding of the Cuban Missile Crisis and how the government elitists looked out for their own behinds when they thought the nation was threatened.

Visited December 2012
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Columbus, OH
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“Waste of time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Only a small portion of the bunker is open to the tour. Not even parts you would want to see. Boiler room, generators, yawn...

Visited January 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Worthwhile tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Took this tour this past weekend and enjoyed it very much. The history here is very interesting and a good look at the Cold War.

Definitely take the tour if your are at the greenbrier.

Visited January 2013
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