We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Ansel Adams of Trains”

O. Winston Link Museum
Ranked #4 of 69 things to do in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Plano, Texas
Level Contributor
34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ansel Adams of Trains”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was well worth the time to see a bygone era documented. Link devoted much of his life photographing steam trains in Virginia. He used both still and moving cameras that created some amazing pictures.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank wmh46
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

207 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    146
    50
    9
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A fantastic highlight”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

I remember these photographs coming to England many years ago and never thought then that I would be standing in front of them inside a Loewy designed Art Deco railway station. This was one of the highlights of our trip. Fantastic

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank alan s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
N. Virginia
Level Contributor
147 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Very cool pictures”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

The museum shares space with the Roanoke Visitors Center and that is what drew us in. It was a great bonus to see the wonderful pictures in the Link Museum. It also has some very cool train models including a huge working steam locomotive.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank NCR_Flyer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“GREAT SHOWPIECE OF THE GREAT MAN'S WORK”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Have wanted to visit for many a year and finally had the opportiunity, well worth the wait and highly recommended, learnt a lot about the OWL's work, recommend the joint ticket with nearby Virginia Museum of Transportaiton. One or two concerns; half way though serving me the receptionist suddenly broke off and took a call on her personal phone leaving my party just hanging around, also perhaps the gift shop could have more Winston Link themed goods. Nevertheless the museum is an essential for railfans and those with a passion for photography,please visit if you can and enjoy!

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank karaoke594
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
168 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Photographs and Trains”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you like old photos, and \ or steam trains than this stop is worth a trip. Find a central parking location and you can save a bit of hassle walking to the various downtown activities.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank 112PCS112
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to O. Winston Link Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing