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    Things to do in Roanoke, Virginia

    Has anyone been? I will be in Roanoke on business for about 3 weeks. What things should I do/see, what are some good local establishments to eat at?

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    Re: Things to do in Roanoke, Virginia

    Figure out what "Croatoan" means...


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    Re: Things to do in Roanoke, Virginia

    Quote Originally Posted by redrage View Post
    Has anyone been? I will be in Roanoke on business for about 3 weeks. What things should I do/see, what are some good local establishments to eat at?

    Thanks for the help.

    Used to live in the vicinity. WWII memorial is in Bedford, around 45 miles away. Peaks of Otter is a nice mountain area outside Bedford, too. Good hiking. Appomattox Court House (where Civil War ended) is a little over an hour to the east. Lexington is the north, and it's a beautiful small town. Virginia Military Institute and Washington & Lee College there. Summer time now, but when school's in VMI is a neat place to see. And the Blue Ridge Parkway is a beautiful drive.



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    Re: Things to do in Roanoke, Virginia

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    Figure out what "Croatoan" means...
    damn. beat me to it. Good call.


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    Re: Things to do in Roanoke, Virginia

    Honestly Ive never been there but I would soak up as much of the history as I could. Crazy stuff went on there.



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    Re: Things to do in Roanoke, Virginia

    My Mom and Dad live about 30 miles from Roanoke. The scenery is beautiful. If you get a chance just take a drive in the mountains.


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    Re: Things to do in Roanoke, Virginia

    Been there for work a few times. Pretty cool place. Plenty to see. Zoo on the mtn is cool.

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    Re: Things to do in Roanoke, Virginia

    You can do what I did; keep driving North on I-81 till you get to PA!


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    Re: Things to do in Roanoke, Virginia

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    Been there for work a few times. Pretty cool place. Plenty to see. Zoo on the mtn is cool.

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    Re: Things to do in Roanoke, Virginia

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    Been there for work a few times. Pretty cool place. Plenty to see. Zoo on the mtn is cool.

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    Re: Things to do in Roanoke, Virginia

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Honestly Ive never been there but I would soak up as much of the history as I could. Crazy stuff went on there.
    Agree completely. Check out any Civil War stuff you can find. Definitely do the courthouse.

    I believe R.E. Lee and his wife are buried in Lexington, where Washington and Lee is located.

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