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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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 20 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Specialty Museums; 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 20 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Specialty Museums; 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 20 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Valleys; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #5 of 20 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Adjacent to Market Square, Center in the Square provides a home to four cultural arts and science non-profit organizations in... more » Owner description: Adjacent to Market Square, Center in the Square provides a home to four cultural arts and science non-profit organizations in our signature building in downtown Roanoke: Harrison Museum of African American Culture, History Museum of Western Virginia, Science Museum of Western Virginia, and Mill Mountain Theatre. Center Pass for all three museums including the Science Museum's Butterfly Habitat: $20 for adults; $15 for children 4-18. Visit our website or call for individual museum admission pricing. Mill Mountain Theatre and Children's Theatre of Roanoke tickets are available through our full-service box office. Come inside to enjoy our aquariums in the atrium and green rooftop without charge. Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, and Sunday 1 - 5 pm. [Note: History Museum is closed on Mondays through April.] « less
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: Jeter Farm is a 5th generation family farm right outside of Roanoke, VA in Botetourt County raising vegetables, beef cattle,... more » Owner description: Jeter Farm is a 5th generation family farm right outside of Roanoke, VA in Botetourt County raising vegetables, beef cattle, custom hay, small grains, and offer a fall harvest festival with a corn maze, pumpkin patch and much more. For details about the Fall Festival visit our website and like us on Facebook. We're also available to host special events by reservation only. « less
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Ranked #8 of 20 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Science Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
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 #9 of 20 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #10 of 20 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 #11 of 20 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Art Museums; 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 #12 of 20 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Civic Centers; Landmarks
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 #13 of 20 attractions in Roanoke
Category: History Museums; 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 #14 of 20 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Water Parks; Amusement 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 #15 of 20 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 20 attractions in Roanoke
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The History Museum of Western Virginia exists to promote an interest in the broad spectrum of history with emphasis on that... more » Owner description: The History Museum of Western Virginia exists to promote an interest in the broad spectrum of history with emphasis on that of southwestern Virginia; to collect, preserve, interpret, and make available materials relating to that history; to sponsor research and publication in the field of regional history; and to provide educational services to people and institutions throughout southwestern Virginia. « less
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Ranked #17 of 20 attractions in Roanoke
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #18 of 20 attractions in Roanoke
Category: History Museums; 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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Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
Owner description: Get the inside scoop on what to see and do from the experts at the Roanoke Valley Visitor Information Center. Located in... more » Owner description: Get the inside scoop on what to see and do from the experts at the Roanoke Valley Visitor Information Center. Located in Downtown Roanoke, the Visitor Information Center is centrally located and easy to get to. Dogs welcome inside, water bowls available! Our trained travel counselors will provide maps/brochures, information on lodging, restaurants, area attractions, as well as things to do and local events during your visit. We are conveniently located inside a historic passenger rail station and offer accessible parking and restrooms. The building is also home to the Loewy Gallery, a free exhibit that focuses on the life and work of Raymond Loewy, the architect who designed the building. Motorcoach buses welcome, please call to arrange a step-on tour! « less
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