Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility

Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility

Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility
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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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travelzoom2016
Southington, CT127 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Very disappointing for the price. Yes it is interesting, but they are a bunch of hallways and areas that are being repurposed. The guide Kate was very knowledgeable. I did feel we were putting out the staff. I had called to ask where the shuttle bus would be picking us up, very unpleasant person. The shuttle bus driver didn't acknowledge our hellos. We entered the valet area and asked direction, they were very nice. Once inside we encountered people who could not be bothered with tourist visiting the bunkers. Kate, the tour guide, was pleasant and delightful, but once she was done with us we felt she couldn't get rid of us fast enough, thus we didn't have enough time to think about a tip before we were out by the valet again. On their behalf they did have a conference going on but for $40 a person and the way we felt afterwards, we would not recommend.
Written 6 September 2022
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Gary R
The Villages, FL1,406 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Part of our day trip to Greenbrier included a tour through the government relocation bunker. One of America’s best kept secrets for over 30 years. Our docent was a very informative person and made it all the better. One stipulation for the 1.5 tour was that all cell phones & electronics had to be left at the entrance to bunker in a secured locker, so consequently no pics were allowed to be taken. Certain areas were a little cool, so a light jacket might be beneficial if cold-blooded. If history is you interest, especially if during cold war era, you’ll find this a worthwhile adventure.
Written 27 May 2023
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James Caldwell
Chesapeake, VA117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Jim made the tour informative and entertaining. It was interesting how the bunker was hidden in plain sight for so long. What was a covert bunker was hidden as facilities used by the public and at the same time was a top secret location to house congress in case of a nuclear attack. Now made obsolete by ICBMs, is now a reminder of the severity of the threat and was almost utilized during the Cuban missle crisis. After several attempts to schedule, I am glad I finally saw it up close and personal.
Written 26 August 2020
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Lnsigns
Dayton, OH65 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
My review is a little bias on this one. I had kind of high expectations for the tour. Very little of the original structure to view. Bunks, hospital equipment in one of the rooms was explained might not be original from this site. A lot of the site had been remodeled. Onsite secured data storage occupies most of the site, and is the reason no cell phones or cameras are allowed on the tour. Our tour guide was great. If I had went in with a lower expectation, I would have enjoyed the tour more. Do not worry if you have your cell phone with you, there is a secured locker to store your phone before you start the tour. I am glad I went on the tour, but this is a one and done thing.
Written 26 August 2020
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Cindy C
Holden Beach NC115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
I think it’s important to keep in mind the bunker is these days a replica of what was, as much of the equipment and furnishings were shipped out by the government. However, the tour is excellent and you can see enough of the real thing to embrace it. You will leave with your own impressions about the secrecy and the importance of such a structure. It’s an important history lesson and lots of fun.
If you have time to learn about the history of The Greenbrier, it will enhance the tour.
Written 2 April 2021
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kevin J
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Wear comfortable shoes it’s and hour and a half on thick concrete floors. Amazing how functional and non-extravagant the bunker is. Necessity of survival was key to design. The hidden in plain sight of entry ways and existence of the bunker is interesting to see and hear about.
Written 24 May 2022
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WilsR77
Charlottesville, VA21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
The bunker was cool and Im glad I saw it but the tour was an hour and a half and the whole thing could have been 30 minutes. There isn't really too much to see in the bunker, its just a lot of hallways and a minimal display. a 20 minute walk through with a ten minute informational video would have been perfect. I felt like I lost an hour of my life.
Written 31 January 2022
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,818 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
On our way to Beckley and New River Gorge National Park, we stopped at the Greenbrier as we were driving I-64 shortly after entering West Virginia. The grounds are as beautiful as can be. It is a beautiful setting, even if somewhat out of place in West Virginia. Having heard so much about it, we had to stop and see while driving so close.
Written 17 May 2021
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Kahnster
Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ698 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
I really think that this tour was excellent. Hidden in plain sight it boggles the mind trying to think like the people who put this plan in motion. No, you can’t visit the whole complex nor would you have the time. The tour guide gave us a great glimpse at the Cold War mindset. Humm, was she actually an “in plain sight” operative??
Written 24 June 2023
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415Cyclist
San Anselmo, CA125 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Bunker tour was ok, but not great. Guide did a good job. Very informative. We did see a few rooms, but most of the facility is now a data center, so unaccessible. There are a couple of rooms with displays with information to read and pictures to see. We went very quickly through these rooms. Would have loved to be able to spend time exploring the displays. Overall was worth the visit, especially if you are interested in cold war stuff. But if you know where to go/search there are many more pictures of the facility online.
Written 14 October 2020
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