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Civic Center

Address: 710 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone Number: 540-853-2241
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Ranked #12 of 20 Attractions in Roanoke
Type: Civic Centers, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Western Virginia's premier full-service convention, exhibition and cultural complex, the center...
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Type: Civic Centers, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Western Virginia's premier full-service convention, exhibition and cultural complex, the center plays host to popular Broadway shows as well as big name music concerts.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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246 reviews 246 reviews
54 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have enjoyed several events hosted here; high school graduation, Cirque du Soleil, Alison Krauss, Green Living and Energy Expo, and a recent pre-Christmas craft show. Each of these events were quite different from each other. The energy and craft shows seemed well suited for the design and layout of the space; as did the graduation. The circus and the... More 

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Princeton, West Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The program we went to see was great, however, the seating is not the best. They should have handrails to ensure the safety of those climbing the steps. A lady in our group fell and I saw 2 others fall when trying to get down from their seats.

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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Loved the eWomen conference! This is my 4th or 5th year attending. The facility does everything in their power to accommodate such a large group.

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Knoxville, TN
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Roanoke may be a small town but has a big town appetite for the arts! The Civic Center plays host to many differing types of concerts, art shows, car shows, etc.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Attended/participated in a large dog show held at the Civic Center. It was a great venue. Having the seats available to look down and watch the activities was a nice addition. The place is clean, good PA system. Though you couldn't pay me to drink out of one of the water fountains.

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Rocky Mount, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

One of the top fairs around. Really enjoy the rides. They put a lot in a small area. Get a wrist band and ride all day. For a hometown fair this one still has some pop.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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170 reviews 170 reviews
69 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

One of those more frequent places with a bag check to force you to buy food and water inside the facilty.

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McCormick, SC
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250 reviews 250 reviews
31 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This complex is a coliseum adjacent to a large theater auditorium. I was here for a large high school graduation but happened to see the schedule of up coming events. It was loaded. Something going on all the time heer. It's a vey nice venue.

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Staunton, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Recently went to Alison Krause and Willie Nelson concert. Was not informed when bought online tickets parking passes required. Went to center however could not pay for parking and was instructed to go back downtown to park and catch shuttle. Arrived at center very few employees around to help with where the will call windows located, etc. went back to... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The main building has seen its years of use and abuse and is starting to show it, from the small stadium style seating to the obligatory sticky concrete floors coated with years of cotton candy and soda. And the horribly designed bathrooms that have massive lines to use due to poor design. I think Roanoke needs to look into a... More 

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