If you have yet to consider taking the family to Virginia on your next vacation, now is the time to start planning your trip to Roanoke for sure. From sandy beaches, historic sites and amazing attractions, you can find something for everyone of all ages to enjoy here. This will sure be a memorable trip.
Roanoke is a city in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. There are really so many reasons to visit the famous Roanoke Valley. As the largest metropolitan area in the Blue Ridge Mountain chain, the beautiful region boasts a great collection of experiences for a metro mountain adventure for all ages to fully enjoy.
The town originally first called Big Lick was established in 1852 and chartered in 1874. It was named for a large outcropping of salt which drew the wildlife to the site near the Roanoke River. In 1882 it became the town of Roanoke, and in 1884 it was chartered as the independent city of Roanoke.
The name Roanoke is said to have originated from an Algonquian word for shell “money”. The name for the river was that used by the Algonquian speakers who lived 300 miles away where the river emptied into the sea near Roanoke Island. The city grew frequently through annexation through the middle of the 20th century.
Everyone is sure to have really unforgettable time when they come here. Not only will the services and expertise of a knowledgeable guide and the local hospitality industry make it easy on the planner, attendees will be excited to visit a destination with such a great combination of first-class facilities, scenic beauty and leisure activities.
This beautiful town is well known for the Roanoke 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.