Over 600 miles of hiking and biking trails have earned the Roanoke Valley the distinction of being the "Best Trail Town" in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The museums in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge make for an entertaining and educational sightseeing experience for any visitor.
You can check out the state of Virginia's Official Museum of Transportation, which highlights the region's rich and unique rail heritage along with other instrumental transportation facets of Virginia's history, and learn more about the impact of the railroad on the Roanoke Valley while seeing some stunning rail photography.
You can be mesmerized by the striking architecture and exhibits of the local art museums.
Plan a Blue Ridge Day around amazing experiences centered on history, science, and African American heritage at an amazing arts & culture center in Downtown Roanoke.
The local science museum even offers the opportunity to walk through an exotic butterfly habitat, featuring various species of butterflies from around the world.
From contemporary art to rail history, African American culture, music, folklife, and interactive science exhibits, the museums in the Roanoke Valley have something for everyone.