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Roanoke Valley CVB +

101 Shenandoah Avenue, NE

Roanoke, VA 24016

(800) 635-5535 

Virginia’s Roanoke Valley

For a surprising metro mountain experience, getaway to the Roanoke Valley of Virginia 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 in the Roanoke Valley. 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.visitroanokeva.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) in Downtown Roanoke just 15 minutes from Milepost 120 or 121. (101 Shenandoah Ave., NE Roanoke VA 24016)

800-635-5535, info@visitroanokeva.com, or www.VisitRoanokeVA.com

Highlights & Happenings

  • James River & Otter Creek, MP 60-63.8
  • At the lowest elevation along the Parkway, visitors can hike, camp, fish, have a picnic, and see restored Battery Creek Lock from the Kanawha Canal.
  • Cumberland Knob, MP 217.5
  • Located near the Virginia state line, Cumberland Knob is the site where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935. It was the first recreation area opened to the public and remains a favorite destination for both locals and visitors. The m
  • 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. The Blue Ridge region has produced more old-time and bluegrass musicians per capita than any o
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Doughton Park, MP 240
  • Renew your senses amid this landscape of open meadows. Doughton Park is one of the best places along the Blue Ridge Parkway to view white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and grey foxes, and bobcats.  Flowers burst on the scene in late spring and crea
  • Moses H. Cone Park, MP 294
  • A majestic 4,200 acres at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, named in honor of Julian Price, lies directly adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Together these parks comprise the largest developed area set aside for public recreati
  • Parkway Road Conditions
  • An open Parkway is a safe Parkway. Be sure to check road conditions online or by phone before you travel and during your visit.
  • Camping
  • Camping is one way visitors traveling through the Blue Ridge Parkway can spend the night under the stars in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 67th 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.
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