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Ranked #1 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Parks
Owner description: A "must see" on most visitors list, an 88-foot manmade star (the largest in the world) sits on majestic Mill Mountain along... more » Owner description: A "must see" on most visitors list, an 88-foot manmade star (the largest in the world) sits on majestic Mill Mountain along with a beautifully landscaped city park, that boasts hiking and biking trails, and a zoo. « less
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Ranked #2 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Specialty Museums

The O. Winston Link Museum, housed in a restored, Raymond Loewy-designed ra... passenger station, exhibits the world's largest collection of the famed photographers images of... more »

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Ranked #3 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Antique automobiles and trucks, electric and deisel locomotives, and vintage steam, are all part of the nostalgic show at... more » Owner description: Antique automobiles and trucks, electric and deisel locomotives, and vintage steam, are all part of the nostalgic show at this historic freight station that doubles as a museum . « less
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Ranked #4 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
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Ranked #5 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Theaters
Owner description: 40 years of Broadway quality theatre right here in Roanoke - the Valley's only Professional Live Theatre! Year-round season... more » Owner description: 40 years of Broadway quality theatre right here in Roanoke - the Valley's only Professional Live Theatre! Year-round season with two stages in Center in the Square. Family Entertainment on the Trinkle Main Stage (seats 400), Cutting-Edge Theatre on the Waldron Stage (seats 100.) « less
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Ranked #6 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
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Ranked #7 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
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Ranked #8 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Get in touch with your artsy side at this downtown cultural center which features museums of art, history and science, plus... more » Owner description: Get in touch with your artsy side at this downtown cultural center which features museums of art, history and science, plus live professional theatre, dance and opera. « less
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Ranked #9 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Jefferson Center is a nonprofit organization that enriches and educates diverse Western Virginia communities by producing... more » Owner description: Jefferson Center is a nonprofit organization that enriches and educates diverse Western Virginia communities by producing high quality performing arts programs, by providing long and short term rental space for community partners and individuals, and by providing educational outreach.Built in 1924, the Jefferson Center's historic facility originally served the community as Jefferson Senior High School. The high school was closed in the 70's and after sitting vacant for more than a decade, the Jefferson Center Foundation was formed to renovate the space into the beautiful arts venue that serves Roanoke and the surrounding region today. Jefferson Center offers world class concerts featuring a diverse array artists such as Wynton Marsalis, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Del McCoury, Esperanza Spalding, Rosanne Cash, Bobby McFerrin and so many more. Additional, Jefferson Center offers long term rental space to 20+ non-profits and locally owned businesses, as well as short term rental space for community meetings, weddings, celebrations and many other events. « less
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Ranked #10 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Science Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: Fun for the whole family, the Science Museum of Western Virginia features a tropical butterfly garden filled with butterflies... more » Owner description: Fun for the whole family, the Science Museum of Western Virginia features a tropical butterfly garden filled with butterflies from around the world; fun and interactive exhibits exploring Healthy Bodies, Healthy Earth and How It Works; live animals and the popular "FROGS"; the Living River & Touch Tank; and amazing traveling exhibits such as "TUTANKHAMUN: Wonderful Things From The Pharaoh's Tomb," running June 14-Dec. 31, 2014. « less
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Ranked #11 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Art Museums
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Ranked #12 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Vistors are wowed by the more than 45 species of animals at this zoo, including rare and endangered breeds like the snow... more » Owner description: Vistors are wowed by the more than 45 species of animals at this zoo, including rare and endangered breeds like the snow leopard, the white-naped crane and the clouded leopard. « less
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Ranked #13 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Spend the day browsing through the wonderful American art of the 19th and 20th centuries, including paintings by Asher B.... more » Owner description: Spend the day browsing through the wonderful American art of the 19th and 20th centuries, including paintings by Asher B. Durand, T. Worthington Whittredge and Winslow Homer, at this prestigious museum. « less
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Ranked #14 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: History Museums
Owner description: Located in the first public high school for African-American students, this museum offers memorabilia, photographs, objects... more » Owner description: Located in the first public high school for African-American students, this museum offers memorabilia, photographs, objects and oral histories relating to the African-American experience in the Roanoke Valley, plus African and contemporary art. « less
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Ranked #15 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Civic Centers
Owner description: Western Virginia's premier full-service convention, exhibition and cultural complex, the center plays host to popular... more » 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. « less
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Ranked #16 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Water Parks
Owner description: Designed with family fun in mind, Green Ridge offers two great attractions in one convenient location! The indoor center is... more » Owner description: Designed with family fun in mind, Green Ridge offers two great attractions in one convenient location! The indoor center is open year round, featuring family friendly activities like swimming, interactive games, a gymnasium and fitness area. Splash Valley Water Park is an outdoor aquatics area open Memorial Day to Labor Day, featuring two 34-foot high slides, a sprayground and a current river. Daily admission is available to either facility. « less
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Ranked #17 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #18 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #19 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
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Ranked #20 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Golf Courses
Test your abilities at this semi-private golf course which features a few hills, well-bunkered fairways and no water hazards.
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Ranked #21 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Sports Complexes
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Ranked #22 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: History Museums
Owner description: The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University is a premiere arts destination in the Roanoke Valley and presents... more » Owner description: The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University is a premiere arts destination in the Roanoke Valley and presents exhibitions and related programming that explore currents in contemporary art. Providing a forum for the creative process, the museum enhances the life of both the university and the community beyond. Free and open to the public. « less
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Ranked #23 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #24 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #25 of 28 attractions in Roanoke
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