Introduction

This small city in the Allegheny Mountains is primarily known for its mineral springs, which have attracted travelers for centuries. The springs were the impetus behind the creation of the Greenbrier resort, which now anchors the community. The splashy interior of the massive main building is worth a stroll, but the prime reason to visit – if you’re not staying there – is the Bunker Tour, which explores a nuclear war hideaway built for Congress during the Cold War. Fans of the movie Hidden Figures may remember White Sulphur Springs as the childhood home of Katherine Johnson, the brilliant and hard-working human 'computer' at NASA during the Space Race.