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Address: 710 Williamson Rd NE, Roanoke, VA 24016-2000 (Formerly Civic Center)
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+1 540-853-2241
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Western Virginia's premier full-service convention, exhibition and cultural...

Western Virginia's premier full-service convention, exhibition and cultural complex, the center plays host to popular Broadway shows as well as big name music concerts.

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Bob Dylan and ice hockey

Finding out at the last minute about Bob Dylan playing at the Berglund Center while on a girls weekend near Charlottesville, we got tickets to go. When we got to the parking lot... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 November 2016
Lspdoll
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Milton WV
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Raleigh
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Someone bought out the supplies from a couple of museums that had dinosaur exhibits and created a huckster's traveling medicine show with them. Yes there are some animatronic dinosaurs and some other non-moving ones. You're paying over $20 to go in and see what amounts to a very weak-sauce dinosaur museum with a couple of bounce houses. First, you spend... More 

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Thank Chris O
Roanoke, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in 2016, spent around $100 for the hour, and felt it was a waste of money. There were not many dinosaurs and few events. We waited in a crowd for the "pet the baby dinosaur" event, which ended up being a guy with a puppet. A big portion of the event was selling dinosaur items. Actually, I felt... More 

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Thank Christopher B
Winchester, Virginia
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spur of the moment trip to Roanoke. We had no idea that Roanoke had such a nice event center. They have a great hockey game and there was a charity ice hockey game between local police and firefighters, so we decided to check it out. Much to our surprise, there was also a great concert to see as well. The... More 

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Thank Debby M
Roanoke, VA
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455 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Berglund Center now has new seats and a new scoreboard and looks great. Hard to believe the building is 45 years old. Great place to watch a hockey game. Sound system could be better and I believe that is on tap for next year. Overall, friendly staff.

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Thank Hokiechip
Milton WV
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162 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Finding out at the last minute about Bob Dylan playing at the Berglund Center while on a girls weekend near Charlottesville, we got tickets to go. When we got to the parking lot we were asked for a parking pass-it was news to us. We were directed to a free parking garage 7 traffic lights away, with a shuttle back.... More 

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Thank Lspdoll
Charleston, West Virginia
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69 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were in Roanoke for the Arts and Crafts Show and truly enjoyed the personality of this venue. We will return to Roanoke in the future to enjoy the Berglund Center again.

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Thank DWill48
Pulaski, Virginia
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Small venue for concerts which makes it fan friendly. Concessions are good and there are numerous places to purchase food and drinks. Wine and beer are served and prices are reasonable. Getting out of the parking lot takes time so if you are far from an exit expect 45 minutes to get out !!! Getting in is just as bad... More 

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Thank tazman1969
Lexington, Virginia
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97 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

For years, I always knew this venue as the Roanoke Civic Center. Now, it is the Berglund Center. I have been to many concerts, plays, Methodist conferences, Miss Virginia Pageants, and sporting events at the Center. The seats are great - there isn't a bad one in the house. I like to get online and look at the seating charts... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Since its transition to the Berglund Center, I do see improvements happening here gradually. Seating is updated, things seems cleaner than in the past. The Center is getting a good variety of entertainment and crowd drawing events, from concerts to conventions and gun or craft shows. Our only complaint is the restrooms; they are so strangely positioned with men's on... More 

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Thank TheGoodiesofRke
Waynesboro, Virginia
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40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We have a convention every year July 4th weekend. New seating! Staff was pleasant as always. Made our weekend even better!

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