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Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility

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Address: White Sulphur Springs, WV
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A Cold War Bunker that was built between 1958 and 1961 underground on the...

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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I am guessing that besides golf the bunker tour is the top attraction at the resort. History of the cold war is interesting and the tour is worth the time. I would recommend the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Viking50bysea
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Sykesville, Maryland
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Sykesville, Maryland
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am guessing that besides golf the bunker tour is the top attraction at the resort. History of the cold war is interesting and the tour is worth the time. I would recommend the tour if you enjoy any bit of history.

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Mebane, North Carolina
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was fortunate enough to get a private tour of the bunker not long after Mr. Gup decided to disclose the facility. The tours currently offered are quite interesting and the displays are informative. Our Tour Guide, Frank was well-informed and made the tour fun. A lot has changed in the facility since I last visited it (CSX-IP has re-done... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built during the Cold War area. Could house the Federal Government. It was possible to televise from here and have it appear to be in Washington D.C. or elsewhere.

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Huntington, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

The hotel has been forced to renovate the space for practical use. The original tour showed the facility as it was. Today's guests are forced to use their imagination. Disappointing

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Muncie, Indiana
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68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

If you like history, you need to take this tour. Who knew that there was a bunker built right under part of The Greenbrier! It is now used for data storage but you can take the tour which explains why the bunker was built, who would have used it, how it was maintained, etc. Fascinating!

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

This is where our government would have operated if the baloon had every gone up. As former military I had actually operated in a few other relocation sites, but never this one. Tour was very interesting, but a lot of the bunker is closed off. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and leave your phone at home as they collect... More 

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Nashville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

This is a must-see for anyone with even a passing interest in the Cold War. Tour guide, Frank, was exceptionally engaging and knowledgeable. In my opinion the price of $35 was a very good value for the 90 minute tour. The only mild disappointment was that you really are only given access to a very small area of the facility,... More 

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Logan, Ohio
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

My husband and I took the tour in October and really enjoyed it. Our tour guide was fantastic and provided some really interesting information about the history and facts about the bunker. It is on the pricey side but we felt it was well worth it.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We had always heard about the Bunker tour....Terry did not let us down the wrong path....pretty cool history of the Cold War

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

The Bunker and its history is very interesting as a side trip. But $35/ person is way over the top. A great trip for half that price but is is a closed facility and I don't see the cost of tour being justified. Also they confiscate your phone at start of the tour. Would be better if they told you... More 

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