Virginia's Blue Ridge is Open for Business!

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Roanoke Museums

Museums in Virginia's Blue Ridge

The museums in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge make for an entertaining and educational sightseeing experience for any visitor.

You can check out the state of Virginia's Official Museum of Transportation, which highlights the region's rich and unique rail heritage along with other instrumental transportation facets of Virginia's history, and learn more about the impact of the railroad on Virginia's Blue Ridge while seeing some stunning rail photography.

VBR Savings PassYou can be mesmerized by the striking architecture and exhibits of the local art museums.

Take advantage of the VBR Savings Pass to receive special discounts on local attractions & museums!

Plan a Blue Ridge Day around amazing experiences centered on pinball, history, science, a children's museum, and African American heritage at Center in the Square - an amazing arts & culture center in Downtown Roanoke.

From contemporary art to rail history, African American culture, music, folklife, and interactive science exhibits, the museums in the Roanoke Valley have something for everyone.

For a guide to fun museum experiences for kids, check out our specific page on kid friendly museums and attractions.

Scroll down for a list of museums in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Roanoke Valley Spotlight

Your kids will love the variety of museums, attractions, and outdoor adventures to be discovered in Virginia's Blue Ridge!