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Center in the Square

1 Market Sq SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1429
+1 540-342-5700
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Love all there is to do!

My mother and I were walking downtown, and ended up in Center in the Square. We went in the Co-Op... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Katharine R
Roanoke, Virginia
via mobile
Visit downtown

Nice to see how the area has changed, last time back in Roanoke was about 17 years ago. Love the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Port Richey, Florida
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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
+1 540-342-5700
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My mother and I were walking downtown, and ended up in Center in the Square. We went in the Co-Op because we'd only been on the Grandin one.

Thank Katharine R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to see how the area has changed, last time back in Roanoke was about 17 years ago. Love the history of the market and the city has come a long way! Very positive about bring area back to life

Thank robertnC4809OY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Center in the Square in the market area of Roanoke is a must stop. Not only for the variety of attractions that you have to pay for, but for many things that will cost you nothing. On the first floor check out the very nice...More

Thank Don N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area in downtown Roanoke could occupy you for several non-repeated days. The main building has a science museum and an African-American museum that are ticketed and free live aquaria scattered through the main lobby. We only did the African-American museum and found it quite...More

1  Thank lewinsc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Center in the Square. The children loved the human body exhibit that is currently on display. They also enjoyed the touch pond with water species that they could touch. They could even be a weatherman on a tv monitor. They...More

2  Thank Brenda F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a big city guy but enjoyed a couple of evenings exploring the Center while here on business. Lots of interesting shops, eateries, coffee shops and bars. The Center is very clean and the city has done a nice job with the plants and...More

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Having lived in Roanoke for many years, I was impressed by this FREE place to wander in the center of the city. Don't miss the rooftop view and Koi pond. Their are also paid options like the butterfly museum that is worthwhile.

1  Thank unclefred
Reviewed 10 July 2017

From shops to restaurants to bars, you should find something of interest in this renovated downtown area. From once being a place you didn't want to be around at night, to a plethera of things to do and eat in a wonderful and youthful atmosphere....More

1  Thank dldeel
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

Thank Christina S
Reviewed 6 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
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