- Our list of the best things to do in Roanoke, Virginia, features the top 55 nearby activities — including 20 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Roanoke, VA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, Outdoor Places, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 31 things to do within the city of Roanoke, VA , followed by 24 popular activities in nearby cities, including Bedford, Salem, Christiansburg, Hot Springs and Blacksburg
Roanoke Food Tours offers food and cultural tours of downtown Roanoke. The company has outings for birthday parties, baby showers, work socials, anniversaries, corporate events, and educational field trips, bridal events, and culinary groups.
The O.Winston Link Museum is located in a restored Raymond Loewy designed passenger railway station. It displays the largest collection of the famous photographer's images of life during the 1950s along the railroad.
The largest manmade star in the world is on display at the Mill Mountain Star & Park. It is considered to be a signature landmark of Roanoke and lights up the night in addition to the park activities like hiking, biking, and a zoo that surround the star.
Nostalgic forms of transportation are held at the Virginia Museum of Transporation that was originally a freight station. The collection includes antique automobiles, trucks, electric locomotives, diesel locomotives, and a vintage steam engine.
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.
With a history that dates to 1964, Mill Mountain Theatre has spent the last 50 years offering regional performances. The two stages present shows that include musical theatre, comedy improv, and free live readings.
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'.