Situated in Greenbrier County, West Virginia
, White Sulphur Springs city was known in the early part of the 19th century as the southern “Queen of the Watering Places.” Wealthy residents of Virginia would come to the springs resort here to get away from the heat and humidity and as it gained in popularity, it became a destination for the elite from the South. This resort is now called The Greenbrier, and is one of the country’s best known exclusive and luxurious resorts, known for its great golf history.
Today, White Sulphur Springs is home to 2,315 people and enjoys the celebrity status of being a luxury resort town, with numerous activities for its guests. Some of them are:
• You can visit the Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility, a Cold War bunker that was built between 1958 and 1961 under the grounds of the Greenbrier.
• You can also play golf at the Oakhurst Links, established in 1884 and is known today as the oldest golf club in the United States. Or you could indulge in the outdoor playground of the Monongahela National Forest.
If you’re the adventure and outdoor type, try any of these venues for outdoor adventures:
• Greenbrier State Forest spans more than 5,100 acres of thickly forested mountain terrain that’s perfect for various sporting activities.
• You can also go camping, hiking, picnicking and biking at the Blue Bend Recreational Area or the 164-acre lakeside, Lake Sherwood.
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