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O. Winston Link Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Iconic railroad gallery

O. Winston Link was one of those individuals who invests scads of time into an endeavor that has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JDWL
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Central Virginia
Informative and Fun!

Great staff and fantastic museum! We loved the interactive movie exhibits spaced between the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
629angelab
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Vinton, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

My husband, a train enthusiast, had visited this museum and had recommended it so as I passed through Roanoke I stopped in. I'm glad I did. First of all, the older gentleman, who was working at the ticket counter/gift shop, personally knew Winston Link and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

If you want to know Roanoke, you must visit the Link Museum. Once a railroad town, the images in this museum are core to Roanoke’s identity. The artistry in these images are also a metaphor for the period in which they were taken. Winston Link...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Visually appealing museum. His pictures are rich and detailed and amazing. The stories behind his pictures are equally intriguing. Be sure to watch the video, it does a great job explaining his life. Also the Lewis Hine photos are captivating.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Matt I
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Anyone can take a picture of a train, but O. Winston Link took the craft to another level. He was an artist with a camera. The museum chronicles his quest to photograph the end of steam railroading on the Norfolk and Western Railroad. The amazing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Thomas G
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The photography is World Class. If you like photography and one of the greatest photographers of all time the O Winston Link museum is a must see. A piece of American History that is exciting to see, a throwback to another generation! (Call or go...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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