This week we introduced a new member to our team: Teigan!
She’s our new Marketing and Communications Coordinator! Here’s a few words about her first week.
“My first week has been really inspiring! Everyone has been warm and welcoming and I’m feeling right at home underground. During my first week, I was sent on a couple of tours to get to know this massive facility and its intriguing history.
On Wednesday, I was lucky enough to catch the last Machine Room tour of the summer! The tour, ironically enough, started outside, on top of the Bunker with a beautiful view of the surrounding fields. The top of the Bunker features tall radio towers and tall green pipes that functioned as air filtration systems for the Bunker in case of nuclear attack.
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Once we re-entered the Bunker I was taken down in the old elevator which is still operational and used. The Machine Room is located on the bottom floor of the Bunker known as the 100 level.
The Machine Room hasn’t changed too much over the years. It still features the old pipes and machines, but with new and updated versions close by, ensuring the facility runs smoothly. Complete with original lockers, escape hatches, and old breaker panels reminiscent of Jurassic Park (seriously! I was waiting for a dinosaur to pop out from the shadows) . This tour is a must see when we offer it again next year!! Thank you to Sean for giving me a personal tour behind-the-scenes!”

2018 Blog

Twas’ the Night Before Grinchmas
Diefenbunker Introduces new Visitor Experience Manager
Livin’ the Guide Life
Artifact by Air
Snow Day? S’No Problem! Strengthen your spy skills with these at home crafts!
100 years ago, the guns fell silent.
Artifacts and Archives: Behind the Scenes
"The mountains opened, and two missiles appeared into the sky.”
There’s been an incident at the Bunker.
Thankful for Freedom: A Cold War Thanksgiving
Dash for Survival: Olympian Edition
Welcome to the Undead Army
Unconventional Spaces: Renting the Diefenbunker
Igor Gouzenko: The Anniversary of his Defection
EIGHT: Arrival
SEVEN: Renewed Topographics
SIX: The Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex
FIVE: Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site
FOUR: Mt. Rushmore and the greatness of hope
THREE: The Power of the Atom – Idaho’s Experimental Breeder Reactor I
Who needs Vesper, when you have Moores?
TWO: Wendover Airfield – Home of the Enola Gay
ONE: Bye Bye Blackbirds – Cold War Relics in the Californian Desert
Prologue: Destination Ottawa (via Tucson and Calexico)
Spy Camp Week 1: The Art of Espionage
Diefenbunker Appoints a New Executive Director
Adventures from the Coldest Part of the Cold War- ONLY 2 DAYS AWAY!!
Marc Adornato’s Ruined Landscapes- Opening April 5, 2018 at the Bunker!
Mission Report- Easter at the Bunker
March 14 is Pi Day!
Introducing Agent ‘H’
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