Explore the top attractions and things to do in Roanoke

Located just off I-81, the Country Inn & Suites, Roanoke, VA provides a convenient base for exploring Roanoke’s many things to do. After checking into one of our comfortable rooms, head downtown to enjoy the specialty shops, restaurants, and wealth of family-friendly things to do. The Center in the Square offers ballet, opera, and other art performances, plus several museums, including the interactive Roanoke Pinball Museum. Prefer the scenic outdoors? Spend some time driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, or hike up to the Roanoke Star in Mill Mountain Park to take in stunning views of the city. If you need a break from business, nearby Walrond Park is a great spot for a run or a walk. Guests visiting a college student or touring local campuses appreciate our proximity to Hollins University, only five minutes away, and Roanoke College, which is within a 15-minute drive.

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Taubman Museum of Art

5.77 mi / 9.29 km from the hotel
Stop by the Taubman Museum of Art to browse rotating exhibitions and the facility’s permanent collection, which includes 19th-century American paintings and contemporary work by regional artists.

Berglund Center

5.3 mi / 8.53 km from the hotel
Head to the Berglund Center to catch a musical performance, a stand-up comedy special, or a Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs ice hockey game.

Blue Ridge Parkway

9.22 mi / 14.84 km from the hotel
This beautiful stretch of highway along the Blue Ridge Mountains offers fantastic views you won’t find anywhere else. Pull off the road and follow one of the meandering footpaths to get the full experience.

Center in the Square

5.85 mi / 9.41 km from the hotel
This downtown cultural complex offers something for everyone. Several on-site museums include the Science Museum of Western Virginia and the interactive Roanoke Pinball Museum. You can also attend theater, opera, and ballet performances.

Downtown Roanoke

5.87 mi / 9.44 km from the hotel
Explore this charming area home to museums, specialty shops, and the City Market, one of Virginia’s oldest open-air markets. Be sure to try the mouthwatering burgers and barbecue at Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill.

Hollins University

0.79 mi / 1.27 km from the hotel
This university has been providing higher education for women since its founding in 1842. The school boasts a rigorous writing program, which has produced Pulitzer Prize winners and a poet laureate.

James I. Moyer Sports Complex

7.6 mi / 12.23 km from the hotel
This facility hosts a variety of sporting events throughout the year and offers horseshoe pits, a children’s playground, and sheltered picnic areas for families to enjoy.

Roanoke College

6.84 mi / 11 km from the hotel
Don’t miss your chance to tour the campus of this college, consistently ranked as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

Roanoke Star and Overlook

7.33 mi / 11.8 km from the hotel
Built as a Christmas decoration in 1949, this star has since become the iconic symbol of Roanoke. The overlook also provides a breathtaking view of the city below and the mountains beyond.

Salem Civic Center

6.61 mi / 10.64 km from the hotel
This 7,000-seat arena plays host to the CIAA football championship game in addition to other sports events, concerts, rodeos, and more.

Walrond Park

0.32 mi / 0.51 km from the hotel
Pack up the family and head to Walrond Park for a round of disc golf, a picnic, and a stroll around the pond. This hidden gem has a boardwalk overlooking the wetlands and is home to one of the state’s only Soap Box Derby tracks.