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Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge +

101 Shenandoah Avenue, NE

Roanoke, VA 24016

(800) 635-5535 

Virginia’s Blue Ridge

For a surprising metro mountain experience, get away to the Virginia's Blue Ridge offering over 5,000 guest rooms along with an array of eateries and attractions. Whether it is cultural experiences, living history, farmers’ markets, outdoor recreation, or unique shopping and restaurants, you’ll find something to enjoy. Relax and unwind for another day of adventure at a cozy bed & breakfast or a hotel with just the right amenities. Visit the “Special Offers” page on our website or mobile site for savings on accommodations, restaurants and more during your stay in Virginia's Blue Ridge. (www.visitvablueridge.com)

Let us help you discover our vibrant mix of arts and culture, cuisine and shopping.

Call for your FREE Visitor's Guide (800) 635-5535 or stop by our Visitor Information Center (open daily 9am - 5pm March to December, check website for Jan.-Feb. hours) in Downtown Roanoke just 15 minutes from Milepost 120 or 121. (101 Shenandoah Ave., NE Roanoke VA 24016)

For more information, call 800-635-5535 or www.VisitVABlueRidge.com

Highlights & Happenings

  • Blue Ridge Music Center
  • The Blue Ridge Music Center is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility built to preserve and promote the historic music of Virginia and the Blue Ridge.
  • Waterrock Knob, MP 451.2
  • An ideal spot for watching sunrise and sunsets across the rugged mountains, Waterrock Knob Visitor Center sits at almost 6,000 feet elevation. Exhibits, book sales, and a trail leading to the summit of Waterrock Knob await visitors. The last hik
  • Craggy Gardens, MP 364
  • These high elevation summits are home to spectacular floral displays. June and July are usually prime times to view the pink and purple blooms of rhododendron, but don’t despair if you miss the peak bloom. Violets, blackberry, May-apple, a
  • Parkway Visitor Center, MP 384
  • Visitors traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway can now make one stop to learn about the entire 469 miles and 73-year history of the Parkway. The Parkway Visitor Center opened in 2008 and unveiled innovative, high-tech interactive exhibits. The LEED-certif
  • Rocky Knob & Mabry Mill, MP 169, 176.2
  • These Parkway treasures offer many opportunities for visitors including hiking, camping, picnicking, and one of the most-photographed structures along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Mount Pisgah, MP 408
  • Mount Pisgah’s spectacular views, hiking trails, camping and the Mount Pisgah Inn make this area a popular destination for visitors along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mountain and thousands of surrounding acres was originally purchased by indust
  • Folk Art Center, Milepost 382
  • Open year round, the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 68th edition of the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is your ultimate source for planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Blooms & Wildlife Watching
  • Don't forget your cameras and binoculars when visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway! Learn when and where to see blooms along your journey.
  • What To Do
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway is more than a road – it is a beautiful journey that entices visitors to explore a 469-mile gateway to America’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Nearby Accommodations
  • Explore the quaint towns and vibrant cities that the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves through, and a variety of lodging choices.
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