It was nice, but only takes 30 minutes to view. The out of town and younger folks found it less interesting.
Of many fun and interesting things to do, this would be towards the top of my list after all the good places to eat, drink and be merry in Roanoke. We had family, aged 11-81, and pretty much every one enjoyed the museum of O Winston Link.
Loved the ease with which I could get the wheelchair round. Except when we got to the inevitable shop at the end of the tour…it was quite a job to negotiate the various stands and displays. I really enjoyed the photos and objects - well laid out I thought. Very evocative of the 19th & 20th centuries
The O. Winston Link Museum is located downtown Roanoke VA. It is house in the former Passenger railroad station. The photos were great. all great black and white photographs. If you are a Railroad or Photography buff This is a great stop. Also if you visit the Virginia Museum of Transportation you can buy a joint ticket for both.
This is a terrific visit for anyone who likes trains because you can actually watch real ones travel by at the same time you are viewing photos of the last steam train. Does not take much time to see, unless you want to take photos.
We hosted a small wedding party here with close friends and family, about 60 to 70 people. It was just the right amount of size. We also added that our guests could visit the photos downstairs in the museum. They loved it! The space was the perfect place for our special night.
The photographer's passion for steam trains and the people enroute really resonate in his amazing photos and the museum does a good job providing the background regarding Link and his project. Definitely a don't miss while in Roanoke!
A small private museum that charges admission should at least get the few things that it does right. The photos were great, but two of the computer videos were broken down when we were there. When I complained to the one person working at the museum, she said someone would be coming to fix them in a couple days. Also,... More
This was an eye opening exhbit.Every pix was expertly described,well displayed & extremely interesting.the span of the steam loco.is amazing.the whole museum was clean well light & very informative.it made you feel that you were actualy there with O.Winston Link!! A MUST visit Mike
O. Winston Link was a noted railroad photographer, and thsi museum houses his collection. Museum is in the former N&W passenger station, desigend by Raymond Lowery, a famous industrial designer.
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