Explore many stunning natural sites and places of interest.
With our outstanding selection of museums, attractions, events, and outdoor activities, your entire family will be excited about getting to spend a Blue Ridge Day together!
To help you pick out a place to stay that also offers the opportunity to relax and have some fun, we recommend one of our hotels that features a pool.
The following three-day guide provides some fantastic family-friendly options for you to enjoy in Virginia's Blue Ridge.
Meet some furry new friends at the Mill Mountain Zoo. See the adorable red pandas and go for a ride on the Mill Mountain ZooChoo.
Stand beneath the iconic 100-foot-tall Roanoke Star. Take in the stunning view from the overlook and go for a walk on one of the many trails that surround the star.
Learn about the mountain with the exciting exhibits at the Mill Mountain Discovery Center.
See who gets the claim bragging rights with a round of putt-putt at the Putt-Putt Fun Center.
Climb to new heights at the amazing indoor River Rock Climbing Wall.
Experience Roanoke's railroad heritage along the David R. & Susan S. Goode Railwalk, including a spot where you can watch trains power through Downtown Roanoke from the glass-enclosed pedestrian walkway that's part of the Railwalk.
Get an up-close look at steam locomotives and classic cars at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
Explore the galleries of the Taubman Museum of Art, especially the extremely kid-friendly Art Venture section of the museum.
Have all kinds of fun at Center in the Square, which features aquariums, rooftop views, and multiple museums, including the Science Museum of Western Virginia and its exotic butterfly habitat, as well as the Roanoke Pinball Museum.
Stop by Black Dog Salvage, featured in the TV show Salvage Dawgs on the DIY Network, to see some amazing treasures. Don't forget to find Sally the Salvage Dog - the black lab who often greets visitors.
Spend time enjoying the charming streets and shops of Grandin Village, including the neighborhood playground.
Have lunch and some delicious ice cream at Pop's Ice Cream & Soda Bar, a 1950s soda fountain that features some fantastic grilled cheese sandwiches and locally-made ice cream.
Explore the underground with an adventure at Dixie Caverns.
Salem Red Sox Baseball - Spring/Summer
Splash Valley Water Park - Summer
Jeter Farm - Fall
Outdoor Adventures - Spring/Summer/Fall
For more options on family-friendly activities, check out our section on things to do in Virginia's Blue Ridge.
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