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Center in the Square

1 Market Sq SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1429
+1 540-342-5700
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A large variety of activities to choose from here...great for kids.

The best part is the Kids Square, which is a children's museum with so many cool things for kids to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CavaHoo22
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Roanoke, Virginia
It was Different

I didn't get a real opportunity to visit this area. I will say the theater was nice when we visited... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Only1TL
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Columbia, South Carolina
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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
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"farmers market"
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"butterfly garden"
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"downtown roanoke"
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"nice downtown area"
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"cultural center"
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"cute little shops"
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"lots of interesting shops"
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"colorful fish"
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"parking deck"
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"middle of town"
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"first floor"
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"specialty shops"
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"all ages"
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"children and adults"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The best part is the Kids Square, which is a children's museum with so many cool things for kids to do and play with. It is divided into sections such as a bank, grocery store, kitchen, doctor's office, dentist, television station, etc. They also have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't get a real opportunity to visit this area. I will say the theater was nice when we visited the food we sampled was good, but that is all I was able to do during my visit.

Thank Only1TL
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a variety of museums located in the building along with a theater. They open the rooftop for public access to view the downtown area which is an okay view but, the Mill Mountain Star provides an even better view of the entire valley.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We went on they day the had a farmers market which was pretty cool, they also have many good restaurants there and the shops are all unique. Didn't take me more than 90 minutes to get though the whole thing.

1  Thank Ale00783
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

I have been in Center in the Square many times. The lobby has large tanks of fish which the grandchildren like to watch. Everything else has an admission price. My husband and grandson like the Pinball Museum. I love to see plays at Mill Mountain...More

2  Thank 830june
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I went to explore the weekend I had some free time. Coming from a big city like South Florida, it was noting special. Great to say I was there but that is about it.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I entered the place with two kids and two tickets. The Gestapo promptly turned me around and thrust my tickets back and said that I needed another ticket because this wasn’t a kids drop off point and if I didn’t like that then I could...More

1  Thank George S
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

We went to see the science museum, but enjoyed other places in the building also. The first floor has a beautiful aquarium with iPads for you to learn more about the individual fish. The second floor has a pinball machine museum. The sixth and seventh...More

1  Thank GG12014
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

cute little shops, good places to eat, a fresh farmers market, well kept sidewalks and roads compared to some others near by, walkable, lively at peak hours, I bought postcards from chocolate paper, they were nice but expensive

1  Thank ckarimi
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Center in the Square offers many choices. We love the aquariums in the lobby. The recent addition of the Children's Museum is wonderful. It offers so many different things for children to enjoy and even adults love it there. A membership will definitely be a...More

1  Thank Phyllis R
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