"Roanoke - Virginia's Railroad City" Top 5 Page for this destination Roanoke by mikelisaanna

Roanoke Travel Guide: 105 reviews and 124 photos

Roanoke is a small city located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains in southwestern Virginia. Roanoke's primary employer for decades was the railroad industry, with the Norfolk and Western railroad having a major presence in the city. Many of the railroad jobs are now gone, but Roanoke still preserves its railroad heritage with an excellent railroad museum. Outside of Roanoke, the Blue Ridge mountains are full of interesting scenery and easily accessible by car. We have been to Roanoke several times, and have always enjoyed our visits.

  • Last visit to Roanoke: Dec 2013
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    I hope they reopen Explore Park. That looks such a wonderful place. I love places like that. Nice page!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2007 at 12:24 PM

    Great views! Thanks for enlightening me on that place!

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