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Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility

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Address: White Sulphur Springs, WV
Phone Number: 855-453-4858
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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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A tour into the past that was "hidden in plain sight"

Our tour guide made this tour, he was knowledgeable and had an answer for every question. The tour was entertaining and we enjoyed seeing the old equipment, literature, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Maryville, Tennessee
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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our tour guide made this tour, he was knowledgeable and had an answer for every question. The tour was entertaining and we enjoyed seeing the old equipment, literature, and building plans that were on display.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband was skeptical about this tour, but he agreed at the end that it was pretty interesting. Frank was a very knowledgeable guide. Makes you wonder what else is "hiding in plain sight" that you haven't noticed! Expensive, but unique.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before you get too excited about the tour it should be known this IS NOT a government owned facility. The Greenbrier Resort (owner) has leased a significant portion of the bunker to a private data storage company; thus no phones or cameras on the tour. You are given the impression phones/cameras are not allowed because of some great classified things... More 

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Steep Falls, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The period from 1950-1988 was a one of great tension in the United States. The "Cold War" posed a nuclear threat, and American leaders from Eisenhower to Reagan were faced with the possibility of making the ultimate decision. The Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility, housed within the historic hotel and spa in Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, takes visitors back to the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made our reservations in advance. Since we were visiting not staying at the Greenbrier we had to park at the Amtrak Station and hike over to the hotel. A beautiful walk on a very, very hot day. Our group was small and the tour guide amazingly knowledgeable. Excellent tour well worth the price. The guide definitely tailored our tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Roger was our tour guide and was incredibly well informed. The group size was small enough that you didn't feel like you were in a crowd

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great to see our history to learn how our government prepared, however also opens your eyes on the waste of money that our government spends, millions were wasted. No longer supported by government - great to know.

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Cuba, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Frank was our tour guide and was so personable- he did a fabulous job bringing the bunker to life! We had seen shows on the bunker over the last few years and found it very interesting. This tour did not disappoint!!! We thoroughly enjoyed it. You have to make reservations - the spots fill up!! There's a lot of walking... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Step back in time to the Cold War era and see and hear the amazing story of where Congress would go in the event of nuclear fallout. An outstanding and fascinating tour of the bunker. Our guide provided the historical perspective, the thought, detail and strategy of the bunker itself and it's current use. See the decontamination area, the sleeping... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

See where the US Congress was to be protected from nuclear fallout. After a 4 hour train from D.C. Congress and one staffer each would be protected underground in the bunker at The Greenbrier. The bunker was an official government secret from 1962 until the Washington Post wrote about it in 1992. They say you'll only see 25% of the... More 

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