Explore Park

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Weddings and rental opportunities are now available at Explore Park! Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 115, Explore Park, operated by Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism, is convenient to Roanoke, Botetourt, Salem, Bedford and only 15 minutes from Downtown Roanoke. Step out of the office and come to Explore Park for your next corporate retreat. With rooms suitable for both large theatre style meetings and smaller breakout group sessions Explore Park offers a refreshing change from the usual meeting sites. Host the charming, rustic wedding of your dreams at the historic Mount Union Church. Afterwards you can entertain your guests with a reception at the multi-level Arthur Taubman Center. If you dream of an outdoor wedding, Explore Park has multiple picturesque sites to choose from to suit your needs. Explore Park venues have no restrictions on catering! Social events and fund-raisers held at this one-of-a-kind venue will be unforgettable to your guests. Reserve private lawn and pastoral meadow space with historical buildings as your backdrop. Explore Park offers fourteen miles of hiking and biking trails making it the perfect location for fun runs or adventure races! Explore Park includes both scenic trails and challenging trails that include rolling hills and deep ravines. Bring your community group or organization out for a picnic on reserved lawn space and then take a nature hike or go fishing in the Roanoke River and experience Explore Park’s abundant beauty. Explore Park offers the chance for students to investigate environmental education outside of the classroom and visit the Blue Ridge Parkway Museum. After your adventure filled day do not forget to visit Explore Park’s Visitors Center featuring Artisan ceramics, paintings, jewelry, woodcrafts, and embroidery along with clothing, children’s toys, trail snacks and memorabilia. Call or email today for availability, rates, further information and set up a private tour. Explore Park is ready to customize a rental package just for your event needs!

Things to Do
  • Directions: Roanoke County's Explore Park is located at Milepost 115 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Things to Do
  • Monday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Admission Rates: $0
  • Credit Card Types Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover
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  • Additional Information: Hours listed here are for Visitor Center seasonal operation (April - October). Park is open dawn to dusk.
  • Credit Cards Accepted:
  • Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
  • Friday Hours: Open
  • Monday Hours: Open
  • Saturday Hours: Open
  • Sports: Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Sunday Hours: Open
  • Thursday Hours: Open
  • Tuesday Hours: Open
  • Wednesday Hours: Open