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Center in the Square

1 Market Sq SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1429
+1 540-342-5700
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Great for kids but ...........

I entered the place with two kids and two tickets. The Gestapo promptly turned me around and... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
George S
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Salem, Virginia
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Science Museum of Western Virginia and much more!

We went to see the science museum, but enjoyed other places in the building also. The first floor... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
GG12014
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Aiea, Hawaii
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Market Sq SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1429
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I entered the place with two kids and two tickets. The Gestapo promptly turned me around and thrust my tickets back and said that I needed another ticket because this wasn’t a kids drop off point and if I didn’t like that then I could...More

Thank George S
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

We went to see the science museum, but enjoyed other places in the building also. The first floor has a beautiful aquarium with iPads for you to learn more about the individual fish. The second floor has a pinball machine museum. The sixth and seventh...More

Thank GG12014
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

cute little shops, good places to eat, a fresh farmers market, well kept sidewalks and roads compared to some others near by, walkable, lively at peak hours, I bought postcards from chocolate paper, they were nice but expensive

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Center in the Square offers many choices. We love the aquariums in the lobby. The recent addition of the Children's Museum is wonderful. It offers so many different things for children to enjoy and even adults love it there. A membership will definitely be a...More

Thank Phyllis R
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

It's all been said.......science museum, pinball museum, theater, accessible to downtown museums, restaurants, markets, etc.

Thank JohnandJaneS
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Science Museum for Toddlers,Mill Mountain Theater and a kicking' Pinball Museum for you to show your teenagers the games you played growing up! That, and close by is some of the very best food Roanoke has to offer.

1  Thank Frank_Martin_3rd
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We were here for the NC/VA/SC motor coach conference and a dinner with dj was hosted here. It was a beautiful weather evening and the views from the rooftop just breathtaking. Oh, the koi pond is gorgeous.

Thank bolognesek
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

My mother and I were walking downtown, and ended up in Center in the Square. We went in the Co-Op because we'd only been on the Grandin one.

Thank Katharine R
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Nice to see how the area has changed, last time back in Roanoke was about 17 years ago. Love the history of the market and the city has come a long way! Very positive about bring area back to life

1  Thank robertnC4809OY
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Center in the Square in the market area of Roanoke is a must stop. Not only for the variety of attractions that you have to pay for, but for many things that will cost you nothing. On the first floor check out the very nice...More

5  Thank Don N
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