Roanoke VA Trivia Questions

Virginia's Blue Ridge - Trivia & Digital Scavenger Hunt

Are you an expert on Virginia’s Blue Ridge? Put your knowledge of the region to the test and see if you can answer these trivia questions about the region that cover a variety of categories.

If you’re not as familiar with Virginia’s Blue Ridge, these questions can make for a fun digital scavenger hunt, as all the answers can be found on local websites, including the one you’re on right now!

The trivia questions can also make for a fun way to quiz friends and family about our area, and you could pretend to just have all this knowledge on your own. Your secret is safe with us. We promise.

Answers: If you want to take the lazy route (which is definitely no fun and we’re revoking your invitation to all future game nights), we’ve provided the answers to the questions at the bottom of this page. However, we also included lots of images in between the questions and answers to try to keep anyone from inadvertently scrolling to the bottom of the page.

VBR Trivia Questions


Buchanan Swinging Bridge - Botetourt County, Virginia

  • The Roanoke Star is made up of many feet of neon tubing?
  • What is the weight of the N&W Class A 1218 Locomotive at the Virginia Museum of Transportation?
  • What year was the Great Moonshine Conspiracy Trial in Franklin County?
  • What was the cost to cross the Buchanan Turnpike Company’s Toll Bridge?
  • The Historic Hotel Roanoke was originally built in what year?


Salem Red Sox Baseball Game

  • Who was the first player to score a goal for the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs?
  • The Salem Red Sox play in the Carolina League. How many teams are in the Carolina League?
  • Which former Salem Avalanche baseball player would go on to win the World Series Most Valuable Player Award?
  • Which player from the 2014 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Final Four at the Salem Civic Center now plays in the NBA for the Miami Heat?
  • How many total feet of elevation change (gain & loss) is the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon?


Smith Mountain Lake - Virginia

  • Smith Mountain Lake is located in which three counties?
  • How many miles of the Upper James River Water Trail are designated as Virginia Scenic River?
  • Virginia’s Blue Ridge is designated as a Silver-Level Ride Center by the International Mountain Bicycling Association. How many Silver-Level Ride Centers are there in the world?
  • Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve features the world’s largest population of what rare shrub?
  • Roanoke County’s Explore Park is located at what Milepost on the Blue Ridge Parkway?

Arts & Culture

Roanoke Taubman Museum of Art

  • Who was the first musician to headline a concert at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount?
  • How high is the glass peak in the atrium at the Taubman Museum of Art in Downtown Roanoke?
  • Name three artists who participate in the annual Open Studios Artist Tour in Botetourt County.
  • What was the name of the first film that was shown at the Grandin Theatre?

Food & Drink

Twin Creeks Brewing Company - Vinton, Virginia

  • If you order a “Bowl With” at Texas Tavern, what will you be served?
  • What is the size of a signature pizza from Benny Marconi’s & Benny Adelina’s
  • How many breweries, wineries, distilleries, and meaderies make up Virginia’s Blue Ridge Cheers Trail?
  • Name one of the local Franklin County dairy farms that Homestead Creamery uses for producing its dairy products.

SPOILER - If you scroll past the following pictures you'll be taken to the answers to the trivia questions.

VBR Trivia - Hotel Roanoke

VBR Trivia - Salem Red Sox - Carolina League

VBR Trivia - IMBA Silver-Level Ride Center

VBR Trivia - Open Studios Botetourt

Homestead Creamery - Franklin County, VA

VBR Trivia Answers

We really hope you’ve already done lots of research and you’re only here to check your work.


  • Roanoke Star Neon Tubing: 2,000 feet
  • N&W Class A 1218 Locomotive Weight: 573,000 lbs.
  • Great Moonshine Conspiracy Trial: 1935
  • Buchanan Turnpike Company’s Toll Bridge: 5 cents
  • Historic Hotel Roanoke: 1882



Arts & Culture

  • Harvester Performance Center - First Concert: Levi Lowrey
  • Taubman Museum of Art Atrium: 77 feet
  • Open Studios Artist Tour - Botetourt County: Various Artists
  • Grandin Theatre - First Film: Arrowsmith

Food & Drink

  • Texas Tavern “Bowl With”: Bowl of chile with onions on top
  • Benny Marconi’s & Benny Adelina’s Pizza: 28 inches 
  • Virginia’s Blue Ridge Cheers Trail: 27 locations
  • Homestead Creamery Dairy Farms: Stoney Brook Dairy, Goldenview Dairy, Red-Vale Dairy, Whispering Oaks Farm
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