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I was on a quick trip through Roanoke. A woman at the tourist office suggested I visit the Center... read more

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Great fun for multiple days

My 6 year old had a blast here. Between the 2 floors of the science museum and the kids museum. We... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
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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...more
1 Market Sq SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1429
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Reviewed yesterday

I was on a quick trip through Roanoke. A woman at the tourist office suggested I visit the Center in the Square...just for a quick walk through. The ground level has some very large aquarium tanks with very colorful fish. The rooftop was great...there are...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

My 6 year old had a blast here. Between the 2 floors of the science museum and the kids museum. We spent 2 days coming here and enjoying the fun. We also saw a show at the theater on the first floor which was amazing....More

Thank Savannah D
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Went there mid afternoon. We went in the stores as we walked around. Liked the way it was all clean. Lots of shade.

Thank rezz049
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Lots of neat little places to eat- high end and budget. Good bars and shops. Great atmosphere. Limited parking but garages are aplenty and not expensive.

Thank teamreg23
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Center in the Square has a lot to offer. There is a market every day until 3pm! Vendors grow/sell organic food, they have flowers, and succulents. There are plenty of places to eat. Center in the Square has aquariums inside, and also a candy shop....More

1  Thank Christa S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a great place to go and hang out. Parking is $5-$8 but the parking deck is free on Sundays. There are some large aquarium tanks in the lobby. We visited the Pinball museum, the candy shop, but there were other museums in the...More

1  Thank Joy B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This 6-8 block downtown area is filled with restaurants, shops and boutiques, and other interesting nooks and crannies for visitors, students and townies. If you are in R'noke for more than a day check this out!

Thank bshipp48
Reviewed 10 July 2018

When we visited the farmers market was happening and we had a great time browsing the different vendors and the food. There is a lot of attractions packed into this area for all ages.

Thank Jjmat49022
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Center in the Square is a great gathering place for family and friends. The Science Museum, the African-American History Museum, the Pinball Museum (you can play the machines) are all great. Seeing the butterflies and the tropical fish and the turtles is so much...More

1  Thank Katrina W
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Most of the sites in side need more upkeep and the price to enter everything is too steep. The Pinball Museum is great fun but the Science Museum and the Harrison Museum need upkeep and better exhibits. Poor management perhaps.

1  Thank Jackalcall
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