Roanoke – Things to do with your Team

If you’re traveling with a group of teens and tweens to Roanoke, Virginia to play a tournament, you’ll have plenty of attractions and activities to enjoy during your stay in town. Not to be confused with North Carolina’s Lost Colony of Roanoke, the Virginian city of Roanoke is located in the southwestern corridor of the state and is just west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you’re in search of fun and interesting attractions of this city, be sure to check out the following destinations in and around picturesque Roanoke.


Mill Mountain Zoo

Roanoke - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsMill Mountain Zoo is home to nearly 200 animals and is situated at the top of Mill Mountain. Established in 1952, the zoo has expanded immensely over the years. Home to some endangered species like snow leopards and red pandas, the zoo showcases a wide array of wild animals such as cougars, macaques, Burmese pythons, red wolves, tortoises, otters, and many more. Throughout the year the zoo features a variety of programs that include some hands-on demonstrations with animals. If time permits, be sure you group catches a ride on the zoo’s narrow gauge train to witness spectacular views of the zoo and the surrounding Roanoke valley. Mill Mountain Spur, Roanoke, VA 24014


Splash Valley Water Park

With 34 foot high water slides, a current river, and other fun water features, Splash Valley Water Park is your ticket to an awesome time on a hot Virginia day. With its refreshing water activities, this water park is popular with kids and adults alike. After a morning of sightseeing, come cool off at this water park. You can even enjoy lunch at the park’s concession stand. Because there’s something for every age level, it’s sure to be a thrilling destination for everyone in your group. 7415 Wood Haven Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019


Roanoke Pinball Museum

Your team is sure to enjoy a visit to the Roanoke Pinball Museum where they can enjoy a retro interactive gaming experience. The museum showcases the cultural importance of the pinball machine and allows visitors to play as they explore the exhibits. The best part is that the games are free to play once you’ve paid for admission. If you’ve got savvy gamers in your group, treat them to this old-school gaming venue where they can learn and play at the same time. 1 Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA 24011


Falls Ridge Nature Reserve

Falls Ridge Nature Reserve is aptly named with its 80 foot falls and smaller falls located throughout the setting. Many groups visit to hunt for arrowheads or explore caves after getting a good look at the reserve’s waterfalls. The reserve also features two trails that your group can hike to explore the woodland setting. The hikes are easy, even for kids, and will treat your group to some splendid views of the hilly terrain and its lush vegetation. You may even spot some of the native wildlife scampering around the reserve too. Falls Ridge Rd, Elliston, VA 24087


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Launching Pad Trampoline Park & Family Center

At Launching Pad Trampoline Park & Family Fun Center in Salem, they believe in the combination of physical activity and fun. The facility offers a unique place to bring your kids for an afternoon of fun. In addition to the various trampolines, dodge ball, and basketball courts, they also have an arcade, bumper cars, Launch Tower, and snack bar! The facility only hires the most professional individuals to interact with the customers, and you can rest assured knowing that they have court monitors in place to enforce the safety rules to make your visit both enjoyable and safe. 1300 Intervale Dr, Salem, VA 24153


Science Museum of Western Virginia

Roanoke - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsExplore the many wonders of science in Roanoke with a special visit to the Science Museum of Western Virginia. Exhibits showcase concepts of physics, technology, the human body, and more. However, one of the most popular and fascinating museum exhibits is the Butterfly Garden and Bug Zoo that brims with insect life. The exhibit features butterflies from around the world. Some even have a wingspan of eight inches. Be sure to check the museum’s calendar of events before your visit; you may be able to catch one of its special programs when your group is in town. 1 Market Square SE #4, Roanoke, VA 24011


Putt-Putt Fun Center

At Putt-Putt Fun Center in Roanoke, you will find 36 Holes of putt-putt golf, arcade (mostly ticket games), prize center, batting cages, (four speeds of baseball or softball), fresh baked pizza, ice cream, soft drinks, and snacks. 6801 Peters Creek Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019


Dixie Caverns

Dixie Caverns, a natural limestone cave is located in Salem only a short 10 miles drive from Roanoke. The caverns were discovered during the 1920s by farm boys who were exploring the area with their dog. In fact, the boys named their discovery after their dog, Dixie. When you visit with your group, you’ll be able to traverse the caverns which are filled with cave formations like its famous flow-stone formation. Before leaving, be sure to check out the caverns’ mineral shop to pick up special natural souvenir from your visit. 5753 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153


Thunder Valley Family Entertainment Center

Thunder Valley Family Entertainment Center in Salem has it all! Go-Karts, laser Tag, mini golf, Thunder Bowl, batting cages, arcade, a playroom for kids and a snack bar. Enough said! 1865 Dillard Dr, Salem, VA 24153


Roanoke has plenty of kid-friendly attractions to enjoy throughout the year. If you can squeeze a few of these attractions into your visit to this part southern Virginia, you’re sure to create a memorable travel experience for the team.