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“Insightfully Cool” 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.
Milton WV
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Insightfully Cool”
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 back and forth between the government's intentions and the impact on the local community, and interwoven with how the Greenbrier upper management and the Fed handled all the questions and issues that arose. A very cool tour.

Visited August 2014
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New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fascinating Cold War history”
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.

Visited August 2014
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Effingham, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Had No Idea”
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".

Visited June 2014
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Coronado, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Interesting”
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 left. However it was still interesting an I'm glad we did it.

Visited July 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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52 attraction reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“History painted over”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

They've covered over most of the historical aspects. It's practically a waste of time. The facilities are even used by the NO Saints during their training camp. Very little historical significant remains.

Visited July 2014
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