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Taubman Museum of Art

Address: 110 Salem Avenue SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
Phone Number: 540.342.5760
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Ranked #10 of 20 Attractions in Roanoke
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Atlanta, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Beautiful architecture and exhibits were far more than expected from a town the size of Roanoke. It really is a city that surprises you. Dont mean to sound like a snob, but my first thought of what Roanoke would be like and what it really is has changed. The museum contained far more exhibits than what I would have expected.... More 

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Boones Mill, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Nothing here to see except nicely designed building. Even free admission doesn't count. I see the building as a beautiful waiting room for Amtrak with an escalator to the tracks when train is "ready to roll".

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Silver Spring, MD
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Spoiled by living in DC with access to many an art museum, and having visited those in NYC, I had modest expectations for the Taubman. That's not to sound snobby-quite the opposite--I'm really not a serious museum goer and therefore felt like I'd probably seen all that might interest me in the other "big" places. Beautiful building -- with exceptional... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A lovely way to spend an hour with your grandchildren is in the Taubman's Art Adventure area on the 1st floor. My two year old grandson had a wonderful time playing with the puppets in the stage area and was enthralled when some kids decided to put on a show. He sat "backstage" (key word here is sat) and watched... More 

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Blue Riidge, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Parking situation not good at all. Daughter with 80 year old grandmother, on a cane,left to find their car had been towed from an unmarked spot! $200.00 for a college student on an outting with her grandmother.

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Christiansburg, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The architecture alone is worth seeing! The art collection is quite good for a small city. Both times I have visited, the special collection was educational and fascinating.

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Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
72 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I say well worth a visit and not only because admission is free. the building itself is interesting and they have a cafe and gift shop. the exhibits change regularly and can be impressive.

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Staunton, Virginia
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It's sometimes difficult to rate a museum when a person has been to the Smithsonian, MONA, etc. but I enjoyed my visit to the Taubman. It is a small museum but one of the things I liked about it was its inclusion of local artists and their work. I wasn't thrilled with the current Beg, Borrow, and Steal exhibition but... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My grandchildren were coming for the weekend so I looked up things to do in Roanoke and it said a free day at the Art Museum . We have never been there so we did and I was totally pleasantly surprised at what was there. The girls age 10 and 5 had a wonderful time. The ladies that work there... More 

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San Francisco
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It would be hard to complain about a free museum in a world class building. The permanent collection is certainly worth viewing and while the Modern art will not be to everyone's taste, they change exhibits often and frequently have gems. What they do not have is crowds. You can walk right up to each item and ponder as long... More 

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