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“Bunker Tour”
Review of 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
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Bunker Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We didn't stay at the Greenbrier Hotel, but found walking around it was a lot of fun. The main reason for our visit was to see the hidden bunker built Congress members in case of a nuclear attack. The tour was very informative taking a little over an hour. We were very lucky to see the hotel just getting ready for Christmas. It's location is out of the way, but we were on a road trip with lots of time.

Visited October 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“cold war bunker/greenbrier resort/lewisburg west virginia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

the beautiful greenbrier resort has some secrets hidden behind it walls..they are no revealed to the public in the form of guided tours...it is a hidden bunker system that was to be used to house the untided states congress and their aides in case of a nuclear attack by Russia during the days of the cold war of the fifties. it is very interesting,and a nust for history buffs of this era.
while there,you also have the option of roaming the fantastic resort and grounds at your leisure...there are many quaint shops,and specialty shops right within the resort,as well as many restaurants...and even a casino.
we were thinking about staying there,but the rooms were a little "pricey" for our budget. so we stayhed about 15 minutes away,in the nice little historical town of lewisburg west Virginia, we spent a sturday afternoon strolling the main street,and visting the many antique shops,the historical cemeteries from the civil war era...and a few museums...there is also a cavern right outside of town called 'lost world cavern" that you can explore,if that is one of your interests. we had a wonderful stay there at the Hampton inn,which was more in our price range,but was most definitely a "top notch" stay.
we had dinner in downtown Lewisburg at a friendly place called "food and friends" on the recommendation iof a worker at one of the shops in the resort. the food and service was so good,we dined there a second night as well.
we only had about 4 days to spend this time,but there are many other things that we want to see and do in the area,and we will be back for sure. we may even save up,and traet ourselves to a night at the greenbrier resort next time,as it will be well worth it I'm sure,as guests as well as visitors are treated as "royalty" there,from everything we have witnessed.
by the way it is only about 45 minutes from Beckley west Virginia,where you can tour a real coal mine...and see the new river gorge area and bridge,which we have done also.,and have enjoyed.

Visited December 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“The Bunker”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is well worth the time to see a real World War II bunker where Congress would have stayed in the event of a nuclear threat. It is built right into a mountain and there is no hint of it from the grounds. We often hear about secret places like this but it is fascinating to see it up close.

Visited December 2013
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Hickory
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“Casino at the Greenbrier”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We enjoyed having the casino available at the Greenbrier. It is our understanding that the area formerly called the Bunker was converted a couple of years ago into the Casino. This was a nice feature at the resort. We were able to stay within the resort area and had everything we needed available to us. This was especially nice as the weather was not very nice. Be aware that gentlemen must wear jackets to enter the Casino after 7:00 pm.

Visited December 2013
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Wheelersburg, Ohio
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“Interesting Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is an excellent 90 minute tour of the bunker. The guide was very good and provided a lot of information on how the bunker was to be used and how it was hid for thirty years. This is a neat experience to see how the government was to be housed during a nuclear attack. The Greenbrier is a beautiful resort. We are glad that we made a stop here.

Visited November 2013
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