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Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility

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Address: White Sulphur Springs, WV
Phone Number: +1 855-453-4858
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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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Great Peek at the Cold War

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Thank Jim R
Logan, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took the tour in October and really enjoyed it. Our tour guide was fantastic and provided some really interesting information about the history and facts about the bunker. It is on the pricey side but we felt it was well worth it.

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Thank Carol V
Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had always heard about the Bunker tour....Terry did not let us down the wrong path....pretty cool history of the Cold War

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Thank David R
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The Bunker and its history is very interesting as a side trip. But $35/ person is way over the top. A great trip for half that price but is is a closed facility and I don't see the cost of tour being justified. Also they confiscate your phone at start of the tour. Would be better if they told you... More 

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columbus ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had Terri as our tour guide and she was wonderful. Very informative tour for people who are history buffs or for people who find government secrecy interesting. Quite amazing this place existed for all those years.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Judy was a very knowledgeable tour guide! She was professional, funny and kept everyone fully engaged in the history of the Bunker.

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Thank Susan N
Indianapolis, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Fascinating relic of the cold war that was largely hidden in plain view. The rest of the facility was behing locked doors marked "Danger high Voltage Stay Out." Meanwhile a group of communications technicians under the cover of the hotel serviced the equipment and kept everything in readiness should the balloon go up.

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Thank Frederick R
Nashville, Tennessee
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291 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The history is amazing. I took this tour years ago and we were able to get into and see a LOT more than allowed now. Still, the tour was fascinating and the history of how it was built is interesting.

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Thank tlagyn
DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I always wanted to see this bunker. I found the tour fascinating and I am so glad I did it. The tour operators are friendly and such genuine people I so enjoyed meeting. It is very expensive. Walking shoes are a must. At some point they collected phones for a bit. I wish I had more time to read the... More 

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