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Ashland, Nebraska

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum

Once a slice of Cold War-era military history, this museum is finding its future in the star.
Scotia, Nebraska

Happy Jack Chalk Mine

After sitting abandoned for decades, this historic mine is now the only publicly accessible chalk room and pillar mine in North America.
A 1960s bunker, built far into the West Virginia hills, still illustrates how the government planned to keep running in the event of a nuclear attack during the Cold War.
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How to Explore West Virginia’s Underground Wonders

A field guide to the most invigorating subterranean adventures in the Mountain State