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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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Bunker Tour

The Bunker tour is another unique experience that the Greenbrier Resort offers. The relics of the cold war are a staunch reminder of the horror of war and the reasons to avoid... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Douglas W
Proctorville, Ohio
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Proctorville, Ohio
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Bunker tour is another unique experience that the Greenbrier Resort offers. The relics of the cold war are a staunch reminder of the horror of war and the reasons to avoid war. This is a experience for the young and old.

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Bellmawr, New Jersey, USA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very knowledgeable guide who was able to answer all of our questions and you could envision how it was when it was "almost operational".

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the website suggests an online reservation, I took the tour as a "walk-in" (I did not stay at the Greenbrier Hotel, I was driving from Washington DC to Roanoke and I was not sure if I have enough time for the detour). Registering for the tour was easy, and all staff were friendly and very helpful. The tour itself... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This underground bunker was conceived and built in the late 1950's to house the United States Congress in the event of an attack on Washington, D. C. It was built beneath the West Virginia wing of The Greenbrier Resort and was completed and available for use in 1960. Fortunately, it was never used for its intended purpose, although this cam... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a very interesting part of our cold war strategy and gives some insight into the paranoia that was present in our country during that period of time. Construction workmanship was excellent and the fact this was kept as much a secret as it was for three decades is amazing. Tour guide was a bit over enthusiastic but worth the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

The Greenbrier benefited from taxpayer dollars to construct this bunker and is still benefiting by charging visitors the outrageous price of $35 each to tour this facility. Meanwhile, CSX pays to use parts of the facility for data storage, so they're actually "double-dipping." Everything at Greenbrier is outrageously priced. Carriage ride tour of only one section of the grounds for... More 

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Amanda, Ohio
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Very interesting tour. The tour guide was very informative. Was nice to have a smaller group size for this impressive facility.

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St. Augustine, Florida
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I have seen the bunker numerous times on television so I could not pass up the opportunity to see it in person. The admission was a little steep, but the guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the bunker come alive. An excellent, of pricey, tour.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

There is so much history at The Greenbrier! Totally worth the time and money to see this cold war bunker.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

My husband really wanted to see this. The tour was pricey but a wonderful history lesson. Our guide was knowledgeable and included children on our tour so that all learned from the experience.

Thank Juliann M

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