Central and Western Virginia

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Central and Western Virginia - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Booker T. Washington National Monument

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    It would have been hard for Booker T. Washington to imagine the farm on which he was born into slavery hosting a national monument. But this...Read More

  • 2. Center in the Square

    Museum/Gallery

    In a restored warehouse, Center in the Square contains the Mill Mountain Theatre and regional museums covering science, history, and art, but...Read More

  • 3. Market Square

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Market Square is the heart of Roanoke, with Virginia's oldest continuous farmers' market, a multiethnic food court inside the restored City...Read More

  • 4. Mill Mountain Zoo

    Zoo/Aquarium

    Sharing the mountaintop with the star is the Mill Mountain Zoo. Asian animals are center stage here, including a rare Siberian tiger, snow leopards...Read More

  • 5. National D-Day Memorial

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    This site stirs the soul, bringing the sacrifice of D-Day home. When Allied forces landed at Normandy on June 6, 1944, in what would be the...Read More

  • 6. O. Winston Link Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    You can relive the final days of steam trains at the O. Winston Link Museum, inside a renovated passenger train station. Link spent several...Read More

  • 7. Roanoke Star

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Even in daylight, the Roanoke skyline is dominated by a star. The 100-foot-tall Mill Mountain Star, constructed in 1949, stands in a city park...Read More

  • 8. Taubman Museum of Art

    Museum/Gallery

    Opened in the fall of 2008, this Randall Stout–designed faceted-glass structure soars amid the surrounding mountains, the contemporary architecture...Read More

  • 9. Virginia Museum of Transportation

    Museum/Gallery

    Near Market Square, just a short stroll along the Railwalk, the Virginia Museum of Transportation has the largest collection of diesel and steam...Read More

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