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Surrounded by scenic beauty, the Roanoke region is a perfect destination for visitors wanting a little of everything in a Blue Ridge mountain getaway. Experience our railroad heritage, take in the arts and culture, shop, eat and enjoy the wealth of outdoor recreation in the heart of our breathtaking mountains.

Roanoke's Center in the Square features the focal point of cultural activity with the Science Museum of Western Virginia and the Mill Mountain Theater. The Farmer's Market is also part of the Center in the Square. The area includes other attractions, such as the Virginia Museum of Transportation, the Harrison Museum of African American Culture and the Mill Mountain Zoo, atop Mill Mountain just outside the city limits of Roanoke.

Roanoke at night

Photo courtesy of the Roanoke Convention and Visitors Bureau

The famous Roanoke Star sits atop this mountain, reminding residents and visitors that "Roanoke" is called "the Star City of the South" and Indians named the Shenandoah Valley "daughter of the stars."



Center in the Square

Harrison History of African American Culture

Historic Roanoke City Market

History Museum of Western Virginia

Mill Mountain Park and Star

Mill Mountain Theatre

Mill Mountain Zoo

Science Museum of Western Virginia

Showtimers of the Roanoke Valley

Taubman Museum of Art

Virginia Museum of Transportation



Country Inn & Suites by Carlson

Holiday Inn Roanoke

Quality Inn Salem

Quality Inn Troutville

Sheraton Hotel Roanoke


Accessible Playgrounds

C. Darrell Shell Park

Countryside Park


Accessible Trails

Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail



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