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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

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2016
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 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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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Like everything else at the Greenbrier, it was much more expensive than other 1-1/2 hour walking tours. Having said that, I'd still recommend the tour. Our guide was enthusiastic and informative. Even if you've toured Canada's Diefenbunker Bunker, take this tour. The two tours are very different.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We really enjoyed the bunker tour with our tour guide who was very informative and willing to answer questions. The tour does not go through the entire bunker but gives you a glimpse of how it was set up and to be utilized. Afterwards take a walk through out the hotel and outside to appreciate the beautiful hotel and gardens.... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Fascinating bit of US history from the Cold War era. Warning: no cameras or cellphones are allowed inside ! Our guide Frank kept up a steady patter as we walked for about one hour. Top Notch tour.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is a bunker that was built during the Cold War to house Congress and staff members in the event Russia dropped the "big one" on Washington D.C. Because Greenbrier is surrounded by mountains it was thought inpenatrable. The most interesting aspect is that it was built and maintained in plain sight. Great tour!

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White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

All men love this because of the "War" factor - but once women go - they are glad they did the tour. Very educational for all ages. It's makes you think.

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