Roanoke is one of the larger towns in western Virginia and ideally located along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The town has a historic farmers' market and the engaging Roanoke Valley History Museum, which documents the settlement of the region by the Scottish, Welsh and Germans.
The Virginia Museum of Transportation is home to a large collection of diesel locomotives and exemplifies the town's railway history. Whilst here do make sure you drive to the top of Mill Mountain for sweeping views of the valley.
Suggested itinerary featuring Roanoke
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Roanoke, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Places near Roanoke
- Winston-Salem 83 miles away
- Virginia 87 miles away
- Charlottesville 96 miles away
- Raleigh 127 miles away
- Richmond 139 miles away
- Front Royal 149 miles away
- Charlotte 151 miles away
- Williamsburg 178 miles away
- Asheville 186 miles away
- Washington D.C. 195 miles away
- Virginia Beach 221 miles away
- Annapolis 222 miles away
- Cherokee 226 miles away
- Baltimore 228 miles away
- St. Michaels 228 miles away
- Gettysburg 230 miles away
- Wilmington 239 miles away
- Lexington 256 miles away
- Lancaster 275 miles away
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