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Visit the Blue Ridge Mountains

Welcome to your very own Blue Ridge Mountain getaway. Whether you're with us for an afternoon or a whole vacation, we've got a lot of ways for you to make every day a special Blue Ridge Day!

The Roanoke Valley of Virginia is known for its beautiful scenery and the tremendous recreational opportunities in the surrounding mountains. But the Valley offers opportunities for fun and adventure in so many other ways, too.

A lively arts community is ready to stimulate the senses. Museums and galleries across the Valley feature every kind of artistic medium imaginable — painting, illustrations, photography, glassblowing, jewelry making, and much more. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the performing arts as well, including local theatre, concerts, symphony and ballet.

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History lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains as well, not only in fascinating museums with interpretive displays, but also in the streets and buildings of our historic cities and towns. You can walk where Lewis and Clark once walked in Botetourt County. Or trace the route traveled by brave settlers who traversed the mountains to settle the American frontier. No visit to the Roanoke Valley is complete without learning about the railroad heritage that helped build the community into the recreational, cultural and business nerve center of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

Just be sure to leave some time in your schedule for old-fashioned fun with your family and friends. Like skimming across Smith Mountain Lake on a jet-ski, or catching a foul ball at a Salem Red Sox game, or relaxing over a picnic lunch at your favorite Blue Ridge Parkway overlook. No matter how you choose to spend your Blue Ridge Day, we're sure you'll take home some great memories.

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The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
101 Shenandoah Avenue NE | Roanoke, VA 24016
540-342-6025
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