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America’s Post Nuclear Attack Chambers At The Greenbrier Resort Is A Must-See Experience



Driving to the magnificent and historical structure that is The Greenbrier, lovingly referred to as “America’s Resort” in marketing materials, you’d have no clue that this hotel was a crucial piece of the puzzle during the emerging threats of nuclear war in the mid-20th century.

I had heard about The Greenbrier since my parents stayed there when I was a child. Little Greenbrier soaps were in our guest baths. My mother savored the luxury and cuisine and my father revered the selection of golf courses.

The Greenbrier is tucked into a rural corner of West Virginia and, frankly, seems a bit out of place and ostentatious for the countryside of the state. But, with a location an hour and a half from D.C., and within driving distance of many metropolitan cities, the resort, built in the early part of the 20th century, became the elegant center of many family vacations. 

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