Explore the top things to do in Roanoke

The comfortable rooms at the Country Inn & Suites, Roanoke, VA make a great base for exploring local attractions, starting with downtown shopping, dining, and special events at venues like the Berglund Center. The Taubman Museum of Art is a can’t-miss destination for art lovers, and families appreciate the kid-friendly things to do at the vibrant Center in the Square complex. Love spending time outdoors? You can cruise the beautiful Parkway, enjoy boating and hiking in nearby Carvins Cove Natural Reserve, or hike to the Roanoke Star in Mill Mountain Park to take in stunning views of the city. For guests here with a prospective college student, Hollins University and Roanoke College are within 15 minutes of the hotel.

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Taubman Museum of Art

5.77 mi / 9.29 km from the hotel
Stop by the Taubman Museum of Art to browse rotating exhibitions and the facility’s permanent collection, which includes 19th-century American paintings and contemporary work by regional artists.

Berglund Center

5.3 mi / 8.53 km from the hotel
Head to the Berglund Center to catch a musical performance, a stand-up comedy special, or a Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs ice hockey game.

Blue Ridge Parkway

9.22 mi / 14.84 km from the hotel
This beautiful stretch of highway along the Blue Ridge Mountains offers fantastic views you won’t find anywhere else. Pull off the road and follow one of the meandering footpaths to get the full experience.

Center in the Square

5.85 mi / 9.41 km from the hotel
This downtown cultural complex offers something for everyone. Several on-site museums include the Science Museum of Western Virginia and the interactive Roanoke Pinball Museum. You can also attend theater, opera, and ballet performances.

Downtown Roanoke

5.87 mi / 9.44 km from the hotel
Home to museums, specialty shops, and the City Market, one of Virginia’s oldest open-air markets, downtown Roanoke offers hours of entertainment options. Be sure to try the mouthwatering burgers and barbecue at Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill.

Hollins University

0.79 mi / 1.27 km from the hotel
This university has been providing higher education for women since its founding in 1842. The school boasts a rigorous writing program, which has produced Pulitzer Prize winners and a poet laureate.

James I. Moyer Sports Complex

7.6 mi / 12.23 km from the hotel
This facility hosts a variety of sporting events throughout the year and offers horseshoe pits, a children’s playground, and sheltered picnic areas for families to enjoy.

Roanoke College

6.84 mi / 11 km from the hotel
Don’t miss your chance to tour the campus of this college, consistently ranked as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

Roanoke Star and Overlook

7.33 mi / 11.8 km from the hotel
Built as a Christmas decoration in 1949, this star has since become the iconic symbol of Roanoke. The overlook also provides a breathtaking view of the city below and the mountains beyond.

Salem Civic Center

6.61 mi / 10.64 km from the hotel
This 7,000-seat arena plays host to the CIAA football championship game in addition to concerts, rodeos, and other sporting events.

Walrond Park

0.32 mi / 0.51 km from the hotel
Pack up the family and head to Walrond Park for a round of disc golf, a picnic, and a stroll around the pond. This hidden gem has a boardwalk overlooking the wetlands and is home to one of the Virginia's only Soap Box Derby tracks.

Carvins Cove Natural Reserve

2.05 mi / 3.3 km from the hotel
Hike or ride on over 60 miles of trails, fish in the 600-acre reservoir, or rent a boat for a day on the water at this pristine reserve that’s part of Roanoke’s water supply. Picnic areas and restrooms are available.