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Central location for food and fun

This is a historic building with a food court, as well as outside restaurant areas. A great place... read more

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Jeffrey W
Revitalized city center

I was in Roanoke for a conference and walked from the Hotel Roanoke to Center in the Square. It's... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2018
Central Virginia
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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 today

This is a historic building with a food court, as well as outside restaurant areas. A great place to start your tour of Roanoke.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoy going down to center in the square. Several good restaurants and its nice on the weekend when vendors are out. We love to go to dinner and then Mill Mtn Theatre. Parking is not good. They are sticklers for one hour. You will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank judyCS
Reviewed 4 December 2018

I was in Roanoke for a conference and walked from the Hotel Roanoke to Center in the Square. It's an eclectic collection of museums, but for me the real attraction is the surrounding stores, cafes and restaurants. It was a busy afternoon even on a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JDWL
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Great local place. If you are looking for gifts or good food this is the place. It could be better if they keep the smokers not so close to the stores and restaurants. The farmers have good veggies and eggs.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gloria G
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Center in the Square has so much to offer, you can't go wrong! Live theatre at Mill Mountain Theatre with shows for all ages, fascinating and well-maintained Aquariums and other Nature Exhibits, a remarkable and utterly unique Pinball Museum, a Candy Store that is simply...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Wonderful to see the fish, and the clean aquarium, run into old friends, see new musicals, enjoy some fun candy!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bluefield4
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

It is nice for just a day trip. Do not plan a vacation here as there's nothing to do. The center has shops, coffee, farmers market, and lots of food. Shops are VERY expensive and most are high-end. So beware. They even have a chocolate...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paralegal4444
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The first night we walked around the square. People were sitting out watching a movie and we watched for awhile too. Then we window shopped and just shopped. The farmers Market in the daytime is fun with musicians, food and demos of pottery making

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank janicefrogtravel
Reviewed 24 September 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank viajero5
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Savannah D
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