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O. Winston Link Museum

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Great historic perspective

A small museum but well worth visiting. It gives a great perspective on the end of an era with the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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A hidden gem in Roanoke

One of my favorite places to visit in Roanoke - a museum dedicated to the work of a genuine... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small museum but well worth visiting. It gives a great perspective on the end of an era with the out phasing of the steam trains. The photographs and video was captivating

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Annedorte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite places to visit in Roanoke - a museum dedicated to the work of a genuine American eccentric who spent years of his life documenting steam trains in southwest Virginia just for love. Anyone interested in trains, rural life in the mid-20th...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peggy L
Reviewed January 30, 2019

This museum will have you amazed at the talent and skill O Winston Link had. This is my favorite museum in the roanoke area.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank engineerpat5290
Reviewed January 23, 2019

Visiting this museum never gets old! The photographs are especially good as well as the associated memorabilia of railroad stuff.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John B
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

This collection includes some of the most beautiful photos I've ever seen. The use of light and dark is amazing. The only reason I'm not giving this place five stars is because a couple of the rooms were closed and no one bothered to tell...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dini O
Reviewed December 4, 2018

O. Winston Link was one of those individuals who invests scads of time into an endeavor that has captivated his mind and soul. Absolutely fascinating photos of steam engines from the last century, captured via self-invented time-lapse photos -- most taken at night.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Great staff and fantastic museum! We loved the interactive movie exhibits spaced between the photos. They really made the whole museum flow and fed us information a little at a time in between the photos. Great job!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 629angelab
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Visited on a rainy Friday. Good museum for railroad fans as well as historians. Enjoyed the Southwest Virginia history, as well as the history of the Norfolk Western Railroad. And the photos of Mr. Link are amazing. Well worth the stop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank D1201YKdavidg
Reviewed October 4, 2018

You really get into the photography of this individual. Actually you learn about railroads and the history of Roanoke.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alvaroh633
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Many pictures and historical items related to O.W.Link, friendly staff, great facility and across the street from the Hotel Roanoke.!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 415ilsed
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From the website: Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm Closed Sunday and Monday Admission Fees: Adults $6 Senior (60+)/Military/Students $5.50 Child 3-12 $5 Child up to 3 FREE Members FREE