There’s A Cold War Era Nuclear Fallout Shelter Hiding Under This West Virginia Resort

Nestled in White Sulphur Springs, amid the breathtaking mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier Resort Hotel is a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort that has been welcoming guests from around the world since 1778. The natural mineral springs that drew the first guests over 235 years ago continue to lure visitors to the 11,000 acre luxury retreat today.

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During the 30 years that it was an active facility, communications and other equipment were continually updated, keeping The Bunker at full-operation status. The location of the facility, critical to its effectiveness, remained a secret for more than three decades.

On May 31, 1992, The Washington Post published an article which exposed the facility. As a direct result, the U.S. government began de-commissioning The Bunker and ended the lease agreement with The Greenbrier in 1995.

Today, daily Bunker Tours are offered to registered hotel guests and the general public.

Next time you’re in White Sulphur Springs, WV, go by The Greenbrier, and check out a tour of this remnant of days gone by. You can find out more at this site.