- TripBuzz found 36 things to do with kids in or near Roanoke, Virginia, including 18 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bedford, Salem, Christiansburg and Hot Springs.
- From Mill Mountain Zoo to Green Ridge Recreation Center & Splash Valley Water Park, the Roanoke area offers 55 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Theaters, Water Parks and Zoos.
- As the largest municipality in Southwest Virginia, the city of Roanoke has a thriving residential and downtown business landscape. Also the states southern cultural hub, the area offers an array of dining, shopping, nightlife and recreation options. The most popular being The Center In The Square, which houses some of the areas most popular museums.
Operated by the Greenbriar Historical Society, the North House Museum is a historical museum that displays exhibits that display the history of the Greenbriar Valley. The museum offers free guided tours to its guests.
The 600-acre state-of-the-art environment called the Virginia Horse Center focuses mostly on horse shows and other livestock-related events. Other amenities on the grounds include a campground, restaurant, banquet facilities, and a gift shop.
More than 45 acres of well-maintained trails form the foundation of the Homestead Ski Area which is part of the Omni Homestead Resort. There are segments for both beginners and more advanced skiers in addition to a ski school for those unfamiliar with the sport.
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At the Lost World Caverns, visitors descend 120 feet below the ground into a cavern that was discovered in 1942, where they can see a 30-ton compound stalactite and a 28-foot stalagmite among other formations. Visitors can also take a four-hour tour to the deepest parts of the cave.
The first community-owned non-profit drive-in theater in the United States is Hull's Drive-In. Movies and events are still held during their summer operating season with plenty of room for cars, blankets, and lawn chairs for viewing of classic films and even football games.
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Within Virginia's Allegheny Mountains is nestled the Cascades at The Homestead golf course. It is a 6,659 yard course that was designed by William Flynn and is known for the lovely surrounding scenery and the rather challenging layout.
One of the biggest resorts in the region is The Homestead which now has an official name of The Omni Homestead Resort. It features multiple golf courses, horseback riding, skiing, and a full service spa in addition to luxury lodgings.