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Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility
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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.
Reviewed October 1, 2013

My sisters and I found the Greenbrier to be gorgeous and to have this interesting bunker underneath it seems incredible. It seems crazy that something that large was kept a secret for so long. The details that went into making it and then running it for all those years. The details of keeping everything updated were fascinating. We were so glad we made it part of our vacation.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Took a tour of the Bunker, which was a relocation facility to house the Senate and House in the case of a national emergency. It was a complete fallout shelter during the cold war. The tour was so interesting! Beyond that the resort and the grounds at Greenbriar are so beautiful! Well worth the trip.

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

I don't like the way "unique" is over-used and mis-used, but this tour was genuinely one of the most unique we have experienced. This bunker facility was constructed beneath the Greenbrier Resort as a fallout shelter to be used to relocated our national congress in the event of a nuclear attack on our capitol. Only five people knew of its existence. Having lived through to 1950's, I can certainly relate to the mindset that resulted in this bunker. The tour included all the significant aspects of the facility including the decontamination shower area, the auditorium that would have been "congress", the administrative work areas, and the dining facility. Our very informative guide filled in all the blanks and was excellent in putting it all in the historical perspective of the time. The tour costs $30 and is 90 minutes, but we felt that it was very much worth every penny. This tour was one of a kind and should not be missed if you are in the area. We also spent time walking around the magnifent Greenbrier which was greatly enjoyable.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Our trip to the East coast included a stop at the Greenbrier Hotel in WV. What a marvelous facility. The icing on the cake is the tour of the Bunker constructed in the mid 50's to help protect our government in the event of an attack during the Cold War. Since it was revealed in the 90's, tours have been given that describe the 'decision making' to build it at the Greenbrier, the construction of the bunker, its capabilities, operation and many other little known facts of the facility as well as facts about the Greenbrier Hotel itself. We found the tour very interesting, even though many areas are now leased to major data companies for storing information, and therefore not open for viewing. It would have been nice to see a more complete facility, but our tour guide made it very interesting by tying together the hotel and the bunker. Well worth the $30. and 90 minutes.

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

It is a definitely attraction to see. This declassified bunker tells the story of a fear from a nuclear attack during the Cold War era. Admission is $30.00 and tour lasts 1 and 1/2 hour. You will be amazed by certain facts - money spent, size of it... etc. Don't miss it!

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