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“Very well done small museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of O. Winston Link Museum

O. Winston Link Museum
101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
540-982-5465
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Ranked #3 of 29 Attractions in Roanoke
Type: Specialty Museums
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“Very well done small museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This was a delightful stop while in Roanoke. It's small but well done. It costs $5 for adults to get in. There are photographs and some other displays (like a general store with nostalgic items and a register; a theater presentation). The majority of the photographs are black and white. It takes about an hour to walk through if you don't watch the film.

Visited December 2013
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Roanoke
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Nice, but not enjoyed by all ages”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

It was nice, but only takes 30 minutes to view. The out of town and younger folks found it less interesting.

Visited December 2012
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New River Valley Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

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.

Visited December 2012
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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“Interesting photos of all things to do with the railroad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

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

Visited October 2013
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Bellmawr, New Jersey
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“Railroad Photography”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

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.

Visited October 2013
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