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Center in the Square

1 Market Sq SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1429
+1 540-342-5700
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The restaurant scene is weak in downtown Roanoke. However, there are some unique eating... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Brian N
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Excellent local flavor and a wonderful hands-on science museum plus an awesome view of Roanoke

We loved exploring the farmers market and local craft stalls, interesting shops and had lunch at a... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
nancydkgarden
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Philadelphia
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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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1 Market Sq SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1429
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The restaurant scene is weak in downtown Roanoke. However, there are some unique eating establishments. Local Faire is one of those here.More

Thank Brian N
Kathleen F, Guest Relations Manager at Center in the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Thank you for your review of the restaurant scene in downtown Roanoke. Center in the Square is actually a cultural center adjacent to Market Square featuring four museums and a professional equity playhouse (no restaurants in our Center). From hands-on Science to vintage Pinball to...More

Reviewed 18 July 2016

We loved exploring the farmers market and local craft stalls, interesting shops and had lunch at a lovely cafe. The science museum was excellent for our granddaughters, ages 9, 11 and 15 with so many interactive and hands on exhibits. They were definitely not bored....More

Thank nancydkgarden
Kathleen F, Guest Relations Manager at Center in the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

We are so glad you and your granddaughters enjoyed your visit to the Science Museum located in our cultural center. I agree that adults can have a great time in the museum too! With the shops and restaurants of downtown Roanoke right outside our doors,...More

Reviewed 13 July 2016

The Center itself is a nice attraction. The view from the rooftop is lovely and the aquarium is very nice. When we were there a multitude of homeless folk occupied the tables outside near the entrance.

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

It was very nice walk, a lot of old buildings, very well preserved. a lot of places to eat and buy souvenirs.More

Thank gvanderlinde
Kathleen F, Guest Relations Manager at Center in the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2016

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to downtown Roanoke. Many people do think the downtown market/restaurants/shopping is Center in the Square; however, we are actually the cultural center adjacent to Market Square featuring four museums and a professional equity playhouse. From hands-on Science to...More

Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Roof top views of the city, butterfly house with beautiful butterflies and gardens, large aquarium with beautiful fish. Other exhibits and museums at additional costs ( we did not do them all). Our family enjoyed it and have lots of beautiful pictures and memories

Thank Amy B
Kathleen F, Guest Relations Manager at Center in the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2016

We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to Center in the Square. We do offer many photo ops! Please feel free to share your photos on social media, and be sure to tag us #centerinthesquare or #centeraquarium. Thank you!

Reviewed 6 July 2016

If you're visiting Roanoke, this is definitely a place to go to. Great restaurants located in the Square and also nearby.More

Thank Aaron M
Kathleen F, Guest Relations Manager at Center in the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2016

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to downtown Roanoke. Many people do think the downtown market/restaurants/shopping is Center in the Square; however, we are actually the cultural center adjacent to Market Square featuring four museums and a professional equity playhouse. From hands-on Science to...More

Reviewed 30 June 2016

This would be a must see and do also, city street vendors specialty shops galore, eateries, parking is ample.More

Thank Thomas E
Kathleen F, Guest Relations Manager at Center in the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to downtown Roanoke. Many people do think the downtown market/restaurants/shopping is Center in the Square; however, we are actually the cultural center adjacent to Market Square featuring four museums and a professional equity playhouse. From hands-on Science to...More

Reviewed 13 June 2016

They have a farmers market to walk through, with homemade breads and purses. There is a candy store that is so much fun. Also a store with all these different kinds of alcoholMore

Thank Hilliards2015
Kathleen F, Guest Relations Manager at Center in the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2016

We are glad you enjoyed the Farmer Market and shopping during your visit to downtown Roanoke. Many people do think the downtown market/restaurants/shopping is Center in the Square; however, we are actually the cultural center adjacent to Market Square featuring four museums and a professional...More

Reviewed 3 June 2016

When I think of Center in the Square, I think of the Farmers Market. There's lots to see and do. You have lots of local crafts and produce. There is an abundance of great eateries. Great unusual shops and stores. Don't forget the entertainment! It...More

Thank edward v
Kathleen F, Guest Relations Manager at Center in the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016

We are glad you enjoyed the restaurants and shopping during your visit to downtown Roanoke. This is the time of year when the Farmers Market really starts to bustle. Many people do think the downtown market/restaurants/shopping is Center in the Square; however, we are actually...More

Reviewed 2 May 2016

I loved this little area, it was so wonderful to walk around with my boyfriend on a nice sunday afternoon with beautiful weather! They have a decent selection of shops, most of which were enjoyable just by window shopping.More

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Kathleen F, Guest Relations Manager at Center in the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016

We are glad you enjoyed walking around downtown Roanoke. There are some really nice shops. We hope you had a chance to visit Center in the Square while you were here. Our cultural center adjacent to Market Square has four museums and a professional equity...More

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