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Center in the Square

1 Market Sq SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1429
+1 540-342-5700
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beautiful area lots of restaurants and things to see nice atmosphere and is a great place to visit... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Beatriz P
All the museums in one place!

So much fun. Parking in the garage behind Center in the Square. Lots of fun for families and we... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Maria A
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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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Reviewed 6 September 2016

beautiful area lots of restaurants and things to see nice atmosphere and is a great place to visit if you are around the town.

Thank Beatriz P
Reviewed 24 August 2016

So much fun. Parking in the garage behind Center in the Square. Lots of fun for families and we love the new Pinball Museum!

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 22 August 2016

What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning. A farmers market, antique venders, and local retailers displaying their wares outside like an old-fashion "sidewalk sales" day.

Thank Manassas1861
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Center in the square was open new years eve. Had alot of fun touring all the floors. The pinball museum was a blast and enjoyed the butterfly garden.

Thank rva2001
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Visited this area when looking for a restaurant. Really nice downtown area with some nice bars and restaurants. Wish we could have spent more time here. Will come back and explore more

Thank serwin99
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Great place for an afternoon stroll. Varied shops, including those with coffee, wine, food, clothing, antiques, sightseeing, and market stalls.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Center in the Square is the cultural center adjacent to Market Square in the heart of downtown Roanoke. Our group of four attended a production of "Into the Woods (Jr.) in the playhouse on Saturday evening. These young actors are fantastic! Everyone in our party...More

Thank TripinGSO
Reviewed 2 August 2016

A walk in Roanoke is pleasant. You can not avoid this market center. It is a pity that the center closed rather early. A small town center like that of this town can profit from more visiting possibilties.

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Almost every town has one of these nowadays. The renovated buildings that house independent shops and restaurants of all caliber. Nice to have a coffee and walk around.More

Thank Shyla K
Kathleen F, Guest Relations Manager at Center in the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Center in the Square is actually a cultural center adjacent to Market Square in the heart of downtown Roanoke just steps from all the restaurants and shopping. We have a professional equity playhouse and four museums offering hands-on Science, vintage Pinball, History and more. There's...More

Reviewed 23 July 2016

The restaurant scene is weak in downtown Roanoke. However, there are some unique eating establishments. Local Faire is one of those here.More

Thank Brian N
Kathleen F, Guest Relations Manager at Center in the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Thank you for your review of the restaurant scene in downtown Roanoke. Center in the Square is actually a cultural center adjacent to Market Square featuring four museums and a professional equity playhouse (no restaurants in our Center). From hands-on Science to vintage Pinball to...More

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