A while ago I was watching a documentary about the bunker under the Greenbrier resort. The Greenbrier is one of those swanky resorts close enough to Washington DC to be in easy reach for the powerful people who hang out there. That’s why it was chosen as the location for the bunker that Congress would hang out at come the apocalypse. The bunker was built in secret, and the documentary mentioned cool bits like they had to move so much earth that an extra golf course was built with the rubble in order to disguise it’s source.
This sums it up pretty well:
It was built at the suggestion of then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a way of preserving the balance of power among the three branches of the U.S. government in the event of nuclear war. But now, the Government Relocation Center, located under the luxurious Greenbrier resort in the mountains of West Virginia, is a unique and eerie tourist attraction, a monument to a nation’s Cold War fears.
That’s from a CNN article on the topic. In fact,
Anyways, back to my excitement… The bunker is now open for tours! I will so be going there if I ever end up near West Virginia. I guess that makes this post a follow up to my one noting I should visit the Essex bunker if I ever get the chance.