Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Cold War Nostalgia

One of America's most famous secret sites is about to re-open to tours.

The doomsday bunker at the Greenbrier in West Virginia was exposed in the mid-1990s. President Eisenhower had ordered it's construction in the early days of the Cold War as a hideout for the US government in the event of a nuclear war.

It's been undergoing a renovation and part of it will now house important documents for Uncle Sam. But the rest will open for tours August 20th.

PBS offers a virtual tour of the bunker.

I'm holding out for the Area 51 tours, or maybe hanging out with Veep Cheney at his "secure, undisclosed location." (WashPost)

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