Downtown Roanoke offers a central location, with culture, affordable housing, and business resources all at your fingertips. Over 40 restaurants, a testament to Roanoke’s growing foodie scene are in the immediate area not to mention multiple breweries with more popping up regularly. Downtown Roanoke’s dynamic nightlife with outstanding special events combined with an enthusiastic outdoor scene creates a vibrant community offering the best of the Live|Work|Play lifestyle. With the Taubman Museum of Art, Center in the Square and Market Street all within the district Downtown Roanoke is the epicenter of Southwest Virginia’s cultural scene.

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Downtown Roanoke

Our mission at Downtown Roanoke, Inc. (DRI) is to make Downtown Roanoke the preferred place to work, live and play.

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Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a ribbon of road that weaves through the region’s vibrant living traditions. From Cherokee life and agricultural history to Southern Appalachian crafts and music, the Parkway’s 469 miles through Virginia and North Carolina offer many ways to explore rich traditions.

Hotel Roanoke

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Curio Collection by Hilton and The Regency Room restaurant at the historic property, have been awarded the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Designation Rating for lodging and restaurants. The hotel is part of the exclusive Curio Collection by Hilton, a global portfolio of upper upscale, one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts all celebrated for their individuality.

Taubman Museum of Art

The Taubman Museum of Art is part of the lively metro mountain mix of arts, culture and outdoor fun in the heart of downtown Roanoke, Virginia.

Center in the Square

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 Culture, History Museum of Western Virginia, Science Museum of Western Virginia, and Mill Mountain Theatre.