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“Nice walk, but wanted more.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Center in the Square

Center in the Square
One Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA
+1 540-342-5700
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Ranked #8 of 61 things to do in Roanoke
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Owner description: Adjacent to Market Square and the City Market, 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.]
Canton, Ohio
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“Nice walk, but wanted more.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is a great use of an older city area with nice local shops and restaurants. The antique shop was really surprising since it was mostly asian antiques. Neat, but not what we expected. The pawn shop was OK too. We were disappointed in the Virginia Discovery Museum as it was dumpy and just too young for our children. We walked around for about two hours and left feeling like we may have wasted the afternoon. Maybe it just wasn't what we were looking for.

Visited August 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Touristy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Restaurants did not have good ratings....check urbanspoon.com to find much better places to eat such as Local Roots, Blue Apron, Cuban Island, Pop's. Hard to find parking and the parking garages are expensive. The Saturday morning market is fun and had fruit and vegetable vendors along with local soap makers.

Visited November 2012
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“central meeting spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

a good place to start your visit to downtown roanoke...use area parking decks. several small restaurants in the building, bathrooms, outdoor and indoor seating. good views of sidewalk activities.

Visited November 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Nice area to explore.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

A lot of nice shops, restaurants and cafes. Its a quaint place. Farmers market on the weekend. Not too busy, relaxing to walk around.

Visited September 2012
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Roanoke, Virginia
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“When in downtown Roanoke this is the place to go.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

This is not a specific business but a section of downtown where most the Roanoke's nightlife is. Good collection of restaurants with a lot of diversity. It's clean and safe and parking is usually not too bad.

Visited July 2012
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