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Activities in and around Roanoke

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Activities in and around Roanoke

We're visiting family next week and want the kids to get out of the house plenty. I know there is the kids and transportation museums, which we'll probably go to once. Any other suggestions of what to do? Are there any small ski or sledding hills in the vicinity? Thanks!

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1. Re: Activities in and around Roanoke

Hi Kat,

Sorry no one else has replied - I don't have kids but I'll take a stab at some suggestions based on my nieces visits. There's a Chuck E. Cheese near Tanglewood mall and Thunder Valley in Salem for arcade fun. We always enjoy the Science Museum and the dome theater there - good fun for all ages. Star City Skate Center might be fun for some roller skating. I can't help you with the skiing/sledding question - sorry. I live out in the country so most of the kids out my way sled in their own yards.

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2. Re: Activities in and around Roanoke

You might also see what's going on during thewinter at the zoo. I think they still have their train ride, weather permitting too:


See what the Mill Mountain Park Discovery Center might offer in the winter. I wonder if they offer ideas on sledding or tubing in lieu of hiking.


You know they're predicting snow that weekend so far.

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