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Virginia's Blue Ridge is now open in the Phase Three stage of the Commonwealth's Forward Virginia plan. Learn more about the program and what it means for various types of businesses & experiences in the region with our Phase Three Guidelines page. Phase Three >

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Attractions & Things to Do in Downtown Roanoke

You’ll find a variety of fun things to do in Downtown Roanoke in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

There are family-friendly activities at attractions like Center in the Square, Virginia Museum of Transportation - a must-see spot for train lovers, and the Taubman Museum of Art, as well as lots of excellent options for shopping at local stores and boutiques. 

The Historic Roanoke City Market is one of Virginia’s best farmers markets and serves as the anchor of Downtown’s popular Market Square area, along with Center in the Square.

Center in the Square features the following attractions:

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In addition to local shops, museums and attractions, you’ll also find a great selection of local restaurants, bars, and breweries. There’s a type of restaurant for nearly every type of cuisine, including Thai, Indian, Mexican, Peruvian, and Lebanese - just to name a few! 

Visit our Downtown Roanoke Restaurants page for a complete list of dining options >

For outdoor recreation in Downtown Roanoke, consider taking a walk through Elmwood Park or checking out one of the Roanoke Valley Greenways! Many also take advantage of the beautiful rooftop patio space at Center in the Square. 

Download this helpful PDF map of Downtown Roanoke for more information about Things to Do >

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