There are so many fun things to do in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. From galleries and shows to sports and shopping, there's always a new experience just moments away. Roanoke has earned the nickname "Star City of the South" by being the recreational, cultural and business hub of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains
Visit City of Roanoke Website: www.roanokeva.gov/
Regional areas of interest include:
The Roanoke Star
Stand beneath a 100-foot-tall, illuminated, mountaintop star.
Learn about the region's rich history and heritage.
The Cascades Falls
A scenic, two mile hike to a beautiful 69 ft. waterfall.
The Blue Ridge Parkway
This very popular unit of the National Park System is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The parkway winds 469 miles through mountain meadows and features remarkable vistas.
The New River
Surrounded by scenic mountains and ideal for canoeing, the meandering New River is considered to be one of the oldest rivers in the world.
Taubman Museum of Art
Located in the heart of downtown Roanoke, this contemporary structure evokes the drama of the surrounding mountainous landscape.
For more information about opportunities for outdoor activities in the area, visit: www.roanokeoutside.com.
Southwest Virginia is a prime vacation destination. For local activities and information on nearby highlights, visit:
For further information about Virginia attractions, visit www.virginia.org/
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