The museum opened in 1963 and to represent a variety of transportation but was originally opened to focus on the history of railroads in Roanoke. There are a lot of attractions to see, such as the locomotives and other rail cars.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is commonly known as Virginia Tech and is a research university. It is a beautiful campus to tour and spend time learning about the campus and university.
USA Today Travel named McAfee Knob as one of the most spectacular hikes in the United States. It has an incredible panoramic view and many great spots to have a photo opportunity! McAfee Knob is a moderately difficult hike of a little over 4 miles.
The Mill Mountain Star was made in 1949 and has been a very popular attraction in Roanoke, VA. It is a beautiful place to take a hike to with family members and see the "Hollywood sign" of the East Coast.
The Taubman Museum is an art museum in downtown Roanoke. This is a great place for families to visit to have an educational experience. There are historic and artistic exhibits to see. There are also some great opportunities for hands-on experiences. Families can paint, explore printmaking, draw, build, and more!
If you are looking for a thrifty place to visit, check out Black Dog Salvage. Here you can find a great variety of antiques and restored furniture. This is the perfect place to find unique gifts, decor, and more! Open 9am-5pm