- TripBuzz found 50 things to do with kids in or near Salem, Virginia, including 43 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Roanoke, Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Bedford.
- From Salem Red Sox to Salem Stadium, the Salem area offers 54 different types of family activities, including: Bowling, Movie Theaters, History Museums and Dog Park.
- Within close proximity of Roanoke, Salem is a popular suburb with commuters. Offering an array of sports, arts and culture, the city is home to Roanoke College and a minor league baseball team known as the Salem Red Sox. An historical town, several homes, schools and college buildings have made the National Register of Historic Places.
Visitors to Dixie Caverns can explore the caverns in a 45-minute guided tour. Located in Roanoke County, Virginia, the limestone solution caverns were founded in 1920 by farm boys whose dog fell through a hole leading to the caves.
At Carmike Salem Valley 8, guests can kick back, relax, and enjoy the newest movies in comfortable theaters with RealD 3D capabilities. Visitors also have access to a vast selection of buttery popcorn and other snacks.
Located in the historic Williams-Brown House, the Salem Historical Society presents local artifacts from early Indian settlements, relics from the Civil War and mementos from Salem's daily life. They also sponsor a gallery of local artwork and host workshops.
Showtimers Community Theater is an all-volunteer organization that presents six full productions annually. Membership is open to everyone willing to help out with production and the theater contains plays such as '12 Angry Men'.
The Grandin Movie Theater is one of the few theaters left that shows shows independent movies. This movie theater shows a wide range of movies from classics to modern blockbusters. Patrons say the concession costs are low.
The Splash Valley Water Park is an outdoor water park that features a current river, a childrenâ€™s playground, and two 34-foot water slides. The park has occasional special events including musical concerts and after school activities.