Roanoke has so many entertainment, dining, shopping, nightlife, golf, and spa options, it can be tough to choose which experiences are perfect for your trip. We’ve picked a few highlight attractions and events that you may be interested in during your stay at the annual conference. If you have some downtime before, during, or after the IAMSE Meeting, be sure to visit some of the wonderful things the area has to offer!
1. Mill Mountain Star and Park
The Roanoke Star is an iconic symbol of Virginia’s Blue Ridge and a must-see spot when visiting the region.
2. Virginia Museum of Transportation
The Virginia Museum of Transportation fires the imagination! Climb aboard decades-old steam locomotives while watching modern trains zoom by on active mainline tracks.
3. Taubman Museum of Art
The Taubman Museum of Art is part of the lively metro mountain mix of arts, culture and outdoor fun in the heart of downtown Roanoke, Virginia.
4. Roanoke Valley Greenways
The Roanoke Valley Greenways system is a hugely popular spot for biking, walking, and running, and winds through various communities in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.
5. Center in the Square
Center in the Square houses five attractions including the Roanoke Pinball Museum, The Roanoke STARCADE, Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Kids Square, the Science Museum of Western Virginia with the Hidden Garden, and a live performance theatre with performances produced by Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke Ballet Theatre, and Opera Roanoke within our signature building in downtown Roanoke.
6. Big Lick Brewing Company
Take a tour of one of Roanoke’s first nano-brewing company’s!
We hope you enjoy your stay in Roanoke!