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Center in the Square

1 Market Sq SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1429
+1 540-342-5700
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Bring the Kids!

Your kids are gonna love this place! There's so much to see, like the jelly fish aquarium, the... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Christina S
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Didn't have the time to fully experience this.

We ducked into the center from the adjacent candy store (excellent selection, BTW) and saw the... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Dan556
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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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 7 July 2017

Your kids are gonna love this place! There's so much to see, like the jelly fish aquarium, the giant mouth, and the koi pond and there's so much to do, like enjoy a theatre performance, explore a mini town, and pick up a chocolate chip...More

1  Thank Christina S
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We ducked into the center from the adjacent candy store (excellent selection, BTW) and saw the aquariums in the lobby. There are some interesting attractions here that would be fun to see, but we simply ran out of time.

Thank Dan556
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Very nice shops and the vendors at the farmers market make this a great place to wander on a Saturday morning. If you go, do a web search for free parking which is available on weekends.

1  Thank Seagator48
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Nice shops and fun to visit. We happened to be there on a weekend when they had a market and people were selling crafts. Also they have a public bathroom if you find yourself or kids caught downtown for another event.

1  Thank Momdemac
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love markets so this was right up my alley. They have 2 blocks of vendors with shops that sell soaps, fruits, veggies, and unique items. I didn't visit any of the actual block shops and stores but this was a quaint place/ location....More

1  Thank MsNicholeP
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Is was our "go to" meeting place. Plenty of restaurants and shops, a good way to spend an afternoon or evening.

Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Good way to spend the afternoon in Roanoke...Lots of unique boutiques with great finds! Plenty of good restaurants in the square with several different kinds of food, so there's something for everyone! Parking is plentiful if you don't mind paying for it! Otherwise , it's...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A wonderful facility housing multiple organizations from the Science Museum to Mill Mountain Theatre. Perfect for all ages. Wonderful aquarium in the lobby. New Children's Museum coming soon too. You must go on the rooftop!!

Thank JoeyCB
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Stopped on our way to Harrisonburg from Tennessee to stretch our legs and have a walk. We had no problem finding a parking space near the farmer's market. We enjoyed the aquariums, roof top patio views, the fish pond and would have loved to have...More

Thank judy177
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The Mill Mountain Theatre and the fish tank, butterfly museum, farmers market, good bbq, mexican, cuban food- easy parking and easy walking- what more could you want?

Thank Travelinglizarded
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