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Hunker Down in West Virginia

By Linda Tancs

The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark, an award-winning resort located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.  Surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains, the impeccably appointed Greenbrier offers superb amenities such as championship golf, fine dining, more than 50 activities, designer boutiques, a 5-star spa and a 103,000 square foot gaming and entertainment venue.  So it might seem a bit strange that in the midst of these luxurious, pampering surroundings is a bunker.  Yes, a bunker–as in the Cold War era, underground kind.  Once a top secret Government facility, the now declassified bunker beneath the West Virginia Wing is a unique attraction for a luxury property.  Boasting such sites as a decontamination area and power plant, the bunker is a piece of living history open for tours by the public and registered hotel guests alike.  The Greenbrier is easily reached via Amtrak or flights to Greenbrier Valley Airport.

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