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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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Buried Treasure

Frank, our guide managed to keep over 20 adults (and even a few accompanied kids), thoroughly engrossed during this 90 minute tour of the fallout shelter. He was obviously very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the bunker tour. Really interesting to learn of the thought process as to why it was created and how is was masked to stay secret The thought of what it would really be like if it was activated is kinda crazy to think about. I suggest maybe doing on a rainy day or when it's just too cold outside...

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Frank, our guide managed to keep over 20 adults (and even a few accompanied kids), thoroughly engrossed during this 90 minute tour of the fallout shelter. He was obviously very well informed about the facility and his enthusiasm and knowledge really made this visit memorable. Worth every cent of the admission price. Children under 10 may not find the bunker... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not stay at the hotel but was in the area and visited with a friend. The hotel itself is a crazy place, and worth walking around, but it has so much history on top of that. This is something that I think people of all ages would enjoy for one reason or another. It may be hard if... More 

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Sykesville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

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 December 22, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

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 39 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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282 reviews
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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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