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Center in the Square

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Address: 1 Market Sq SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1429
Phone Number: +1 540-342-5700
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Adjacent to Market Square and the City Market, Center in the Square...

Adjacent to Market Square and the City Market, Center in the Square provides a home to four cultural arts and science non-profit organizations in our signature building in downtown Roanoke: Roanoke Pinball Museum, Harrison Museum of African American Culture, History Museum of Western Virginia, Science Museum of Western Virginia, and Mill Mountain Theatre. Visit our website or call for individual museum admission pricing. Mill Mountain Theatre and Children's Theatre of Roanoke tickets are available through our full-service box office. Come inside to enjoy our aquariums in the atrium and green rooftop without charge. Building Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, and Sunday 1 - 5 pm. [Note: Roanoke Pinball Museum is closed Mondays. History Museum is closed on Mondays October through April.]

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What a cool area. We unfortunately were only able to explore a little bit in the morning before everything was open. But it's a beautiful area with a lot of restaurants and shops... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Ashburn, Virginia
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Ashburn, Virginia
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a cool area. We unfortunately were only able to explore a little bit in the morning before everything was open. But it's a beautiful area with a lot of restaurants and shops. It was easily accessible from the Hotel Roanoke over the pedestrian bridge. I can see spending several trips here to try all the different places. We'll be... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice downtown area in Roanoke. Kind of busy at lunch and the parking makes the street feel small. Lots of restaurants , bars, specialty shop, regular business , offices all around. It's basically the entertainment hub of Roanoke. There is an open air market as its anchor. Not much produce going on, more an open space with some local faster... More 

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Woodstock, Virginia
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49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was recently at a conference staying at the Hotel Roanoke and it was convenient to walk to this area between classes and there were a nice variety of stores and restaurants.

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Thank Teresa F
Norfolk, Virginia
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542 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place is just plain fun for children and adults and is right in the middle of town. I wrote a separate review of the amazing pinball machine room. It was full of lively humans and even had snacks. The docents had an amazing knowledge of the pinball history. The rooftop gardens and overlook was a terrific way to get... More 

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Thank Robert B
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49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Produce on the weekend, Food every day and evening, a center of downtown Roanoke it is hard not to love this place. There are all sorts of shops, winery opportunities and specialty shops galore. Every time we vist, we go downtown just to experience Roanoke in a different light.

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Thank Walter M
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice shopping area with neat shops and lots of restaurants. We really enjoyed eating outside at several spots during our trip.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We went walking downtown Roanoke today. We haven't visited the museums yet, but just walked around. There are numerous restaurants, of all sorts to fill any appetite. Very unique shops as well.

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Thank ChristineR1995rn
Bedford, Virginia
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114 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a great place for both locals and travelers. There are plenty of unique food places and shops. Right in the midddle of downtown, and plenty of parking. Have fun and enjoy.

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Durham, North Carolina
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1,277 reviews
791 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

There are a lot of things to see in one place: . Museum of African American Culture . Aquarium . Pinball Machine Museum . History Museum of Western Virginia . Science Museum of Western Virginia . Planetarium & Butterfly Habitat . Rooftop gardens . Rooftop pond . Game room for kids of all ages You only pay for the areas... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Nice to take a look at all the levels in the building . Aquariums are really cool . Like the addition of the candy shoppe connected to the first floor . Great restaurants surrounding the area . Love the farmers market on the weekends!

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