Roanoke is a city in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. It’s known for the Roanoke Star, also known as the Mill Mountain Star, a neon landmark overlooking the city from the summit of Mill Mountain. The surrounding park area is home to trails, picnic areas and the Mill Mountain Zoo. Downtown, the Taubman Museum of Art highlights work by American artists like Thomas Eakins and John Singer Sargent.
Home to nearly 100,000 residents, Roanoke is a mountain city and hub for innovation offering award-winning outdoor amenities, endless greenway and trails, friendly neighborhoods with character, public art galleries, craft breweries, one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants, and historical attractions.
Famous for outdoor attractions / Plein Air paradise
Ranked as one of IMBA’s top mountain biking destinations in the world, Roanoke visitors and residents can quickly access the Appalachian Trail and plenty of other famous outdoor attractions. Roanoke, Virginia is also among one of the few metropolitan areas that sits beside the Blue Ridge Parkway – one of the most popular attractions in the National Parks System. The City of Roanoke maintains 70 parks that span 14,000+ acres and offer 100 miles of award-winning natural surface and paved trail systems for commuting, road cycling, mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Read More about Outdoor Adventures