Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center boasts a central location in the heart of Roanoke, Virginia, ensuring travelers can enjoy seamless access to the wealth of things to do in the area.
Discover a variety of attractions during your getaway to the Blue Ridge Valley; from unique cultural activities to exciting opportunities for outdoor adventure, there exists an endless array of things to do. Virginia's Blue Ridge is the official source for visitor information. They can assist with a wide array of services including guided group tours, suggested itineraries, and much more. Review our top recommendations below and also check out our recommendations for downtown Roanoke and plan your weekend today.
TAUBMAN MUSEUM | 3.3 MI
The rich history and heritage of the Roanoke Valley have been shaped by great people and events going back to the Native Americans who settled the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Roanoke Valley offers a wonderful array of museums, such as the renowned Taubman.
VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION | 3 MI
Discover a train lover's playground at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. A popular thing to do with the entire family, this museum delves into Virginia's rich railway heritage. The Museum has expanded its collection to include automotive and aviation.
CENTER IN THE SQUARE | 3.3 MI
Center in the Square is a must-see attraction to encourage play, discovery, and inspiration! Featuring an amazing panoramic rooftop view of the city, a coral reef aquarium, as well as a butterfly garden, the Center in the Square is home to the region’s art, science, and history museums.
MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO | 4.7 MI
Visit the Mill Mountain Zoo, founded in 1952 with a goal to introduce new generations to their native wildlife and educate that conservation starts right at home.
HALEY TOYOTA FIELD/SALEM RED SOX | 3.6 MI
Sports in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge are a huge part of our culture and heritage. The region hosts numerous NCAA championships, amateur tournaments, and professional events at our first-class facilities.
MILL MOUNTAIN PARK | 4.7 MI
Visit the Mill Mountain Park. Home to the famous Roanoke Star with two overlooks offering stunning views of the city and the Blue Ridge Mountains, a Discovery Center, and the Mill Mountain Zoo.
DIXIE CAVERNS | 12 MI
A fascinating world of discovery is also waiting underground at Dixie Caverns where exploring is encouraged during any time of year. They are open 364 days a year for guided tours.
SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE | 26 MI
Virginia's most popular lake, Smith Mountain Lake, offers superb recreational activities, 500 miles of shoreline, and a wide variety of water sports, shopping, and nightlife.
NATURAL BRIDGE | 33 MI
Once owned by Thomas Jefferson and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 215-foot tall Natural Bridge is a limestone gorge carved out by Cedar Creek. Vistas of surrounding mountains and the James River Valley display nature’s splendor.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT VENUES:
The Berglund Center | 3.6 MI, features live entertainment, sporting events, and concert performances by some of the biggest names in the world.
Elmwood Park | 4.6 MI, is one of Southwest Virginia’s newest premier concert and festival venues. It features an amphitheater with a state-of-the-art illuminated fountain in front of the stage and a tree-lined walkway featuring an art walk with beautiful sculptures.
The Harvester Performance Center | 4.6 MI, featuring more than 175 musical performances annually, with music and more for everyone. The center is a new, mid-sized music venue serving southwest Virginia.