Just off Interstate 81 and one-half hour from Bedford down Route 460 West, Roanokes cultural delights, living history, ethnic diversity and nationally recognized attractions include exciting festivals and events, professional sports, NCAA championships, fine dining, concerts, ballets and shows.
For more information about the Roanoke area visit: www.visitroanokeva.com or call 1-800-635-5535.
Mill Mountain Zoo
This is "where the children play". The regional zoo offers picnic facilities and restrooms located in the zoo and on park grounds. A miniature train (additional charge) takes visitors on a ride around the premises. Call 540-343-3241 for more information.
At milepost 115 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this outstanding outdoor living history museum includes interpretations, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking as well as picnic facilities. Open May through October, with equipment rentals. For more information call 540-427-1800 or 1-800-842-9163.
Located in Salem, VA. Dixie Caverns not only takes you down into the wonders of the Earth but up, as well, into the mountain itself, opening to the magnificent cathedral room. Call 540-580-2085 for more information.
Art Museum of Western Virginia
Regional art exhibits, cultural resource library and educational programs. Located in the Center in the Square, downtown Roanoke. 430-342-5760.
Center in the Square
Home to arts and entertainment, the Center in the Square houses the Mill Mountain Theatre, Opera Roanoke, Roanoke Ballet Theatre, the Science Museum of Western Virginia, the Hopkins Planetarium and the Arts Museum of Western Virginia. 542-342-5700.
Harrison Museum of African American Culture
Featuring local and regional history and art exhibitions 540-345-4818.
Virginia Museum of Transportation
Vintage trains, cars, carriages, exhibits and events, 540-342-6898.
Mill Mountain Theatre
Year round live professional theatre on two stages. 540-224-1215.