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“Bunker Tour” 4 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.
Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Bunker Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

It was a fascinating tour but at 1.5 hours it was a bit lengthy and I'm not sure our children would have appreciated it as much as we did.

Visited July 2013
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Milwaukee
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“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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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“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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