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This listing of General Information includes: • Visitor Information Centers • Municipalities, Airport & Good Information Sources • Chambers of Commerce • Colleges & Universities • Cinemas For a detailed street map visit: www.communitylink.com/us/va/roanoke/map/county Visitor Information Centers Roanoke Convention & Visitors’ Bureau www.visitroanokeva.com 540-342-6025, 800-635-5535 101 Shenandoah Ave. NE, Roanoke, VA 24016 In the restored N&W Railway Station – corner of Williamson & Shenandoah. Find Cam’s Map HERE, along withVisitor’s guide, RED Card, etc. Mill Mountain Discovery Center www.roanokegov.com/parksrec & Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center 540-853-1236 From Downtown take Jefferson St. S 0.4 mile to L on Walnut Ave. just before I-581 underpass. 2.1 miles to entrance to Mill Mtn. On R. Find Cam’s Maps HERE Salem Visitor’s Center www.visitsalemva.com 540-375-4044, 888-VaSalem 1001 Boulevard, Salem, VA 24153 Find Cam’s Maps HERE Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center www.explorpark.org 540-427-1800 x 221 Milepost 115 off the Blue Ridge Parkway Municipalities, Airport & Good Information Sources City of Roanoke www.roanokeva.gov City of Salem www.ci.salem.va.us Roanoke County www.roanokecountyva.gov Botetourt County www.co.botetourt.va Smith Mountain Lake www.visitsmithmountainlake.com Roanoke Regional Airport www.roanokeregionalairport.com Airlines: Alligent Air, US Airways, United Express, Northwest Airlink, Delta Connection, ASA, & Comair Connections through domestic and international gateways in Orlando, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, & Charlotte. Downtown Roanoke Inc. www.downtownroanoke.org 540-342-2028 EventZone (Event Coordinator) www.eventzone.org 540-342-2640 410 S Jefferson St., Roanoke Oversees downtown Roanoke’s special events. Roanoke City Parks & Recreation Dept www.roanokegov.com/outdoors 540-853-2236 XXX Reserve Ave., Roanoke Between Franklin Rd. SW and Jefferson St. on Downtown side of Roanoke River Roanoke County Parks & Recreation Dept www.co.roanoke.va.us/parks 540-387-6078 XXX Kessler Mill Rd., Salem Adjacent to I-81 overpass – 0.75 mi from 419 exit Salem Parks and Recreation www.ci.salem.va.us/depts/parks-rec 620 Florida St., Salem, VA 24153 540-375-3057 Other Sites of Interest WDBJ7 www.wdbj7.com CBS affiliate - Weather, road conditions, traffic cameras, FAA Flight Delay Info WSLS 10 www.wsls.com NBC affiliate – Weather, news WSET 13 www.wset.com ABC affiliate – Weather, news Roanoker Magazine www.theroanoker.com People, places, and events in the Roanoke metro area. Local activities, restaurant reviews, local interest. The Roanoke Times - Restaurant reviews www.roanoke.com/entertainment/food Current local events, things to do City Magazine - Dining Guide www.citymagazineonline.com/dining-guide Local Information Site www.myroanokelive.com Yellow-page style website advertising Local Information Site www.discoverourtown.com/va/roanoke Local Information Site www.visitoourtown.com/va/salem Chambers of Commerce Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce www.roanokechamber.org 540-983-0700 210 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA 24011 Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce www.s-rcchamber.org Longwood Park 540-387-0267 611 E. Main St., Salem, VA 24153 Smith Mountain Lake Chamber www.visitsmithmountainlake.com 540-721-1203, 800-676-8203 16430 Booker T. Washington Hwy. #2, Moneta, VA 24121 Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce www.bot-co-chamber.com 540-473-8280 13 W. Main St., Fincastle, VA 24090 Franklin County Chamber of Commerce www.franklincounty.org 540-483-9542 380 Franklin St., Rocky Mount, VA 24151 Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce www.bedfordareachamber.com 540-586-9401, 800-933-9535 305 E. Main St., Bedford, VA 24523 Colleges & Universities ECPI Technical College www.ecpi.edu 540-563-8080, 800-883-ECPI ECPI Technical College 5234 Airport Road Roanoke, VA 24012 Technology, business, health sciences, culinary arts. Our Career Services Team develops and maintains relationships with employers to determine hiring needs and to facilitate employment of students, externship placement, and graduate employment in a position related to their field of study. Hollins University www.hollins.edu 540-362-6000, 800-456-9595 Since 1842, Hollins University has been a leader in liberal arts education for women. Hollins is a private university located on a beautiful 475-acre campus in Roanoke, Virginia. The university draws some 800 undergraduates from 46 states and 9 countries, more than 90% of whom live on campus. The student/faculty ratio is 10 to one; 79 percent of our classes have fewer than 20 students. In addition, nearly 300 students are enrolled in our numerous coed graduate programs. Jefferson College of Health Sciences www.jchs.edu 540-985-8483, 888-985-8483 Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private, professional college, offering the Master of Science in nursing, baccalaureate degrees, and associate degrees in health care. As a proud affiliate of Carilion Clinic, we are fully integrated with one of the largest health systems in Virginia. National College - Roanoke Valley Campus www.national-college.edu 540-986-1800 1813 East Main Street Roanoke Valley, VA 24017 Member Virginia Career College Association 825 students Roanoke College www.roanoke.edu 800-388-2276, 540-375-2500 Roanoke College, the country’s second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, coeducational, four-year liberal arts college. Its 1,900 students represent Virginia, 40 states across the U.S. and 26 foreign countries. It offers 34 majors with bachelor’s degrees in arts, science and business, as well as pre-professional majors in law, medicine, dentistry, engineering and ministry. The college is listed in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Guide as a national liberal arts college. Roanoke College is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. Roanoke Higher Education Center www.education.edu 540-767-6000 The Roanoke Higher Education Center, which has been hailed as a model for education in the new millennium, offers nearly 200 programs of study through the Center’s partner organizations. Averett University, Bluefield College, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Ferrum College, Hampton University, Hollins University, Mary Baldwin College, Old Dominion University, Radford University, Roanoke College, TAP - This Valley Works job training programs, the University of Virginia, Virginia Intermont College, Virginia Tech, and Virginia Western Community College offer undergraduate and graduate level courses. The New Century Technology Council and the Western Virginia Workforce Development Board are also located at the Center. In August 2000, the Roanoke Center welcomed its first class of 2,500 students to newly renovated classrooms located in the former headquarters of the Norfolk and Western Railroad in downtown Roanoke. A total of $19 million in state, local and private capital, as well as federal and state historic tax credits, had been used to transform the 1931 Art Deco building into a state- of-the-art facility for learning. Virginia Tech www.vt.edu Blacksburg (40 miles) Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college named Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, Virginia Tech is now a comprehensive, innovative research university with the largest full-time student population in Virginia (27,619). VT consists of eight colleges and agraduate school offering 60 bachelor’s degree programs and 140 master’s and doctoral degree programs. 16:1 student faculty ratio. Its main campus is 2,600 acres including 100+ buildings and an airport. Worldwide information access is provided via computing and communications complex. Ranked 56th in university research in the US. Has an adjacent corporate research center. Virginia Western Community College www.virginiawestern.edu 540-857-8922 VWCC is a two-year public institution of higher education serving Roanoke, Salem, Roanoke County, Craig County, southern Botetourt County, and northern Franklin County. Day, evening, and weekend classes are provided on a 70-acre campus located in Southwest Roanoke. Classes are also offered at off-campus locations in the area. Established in 1966, it has grown from an initial enrollment of 1,352 to a current enrollment of over 9,000. Cinemas Valley View Grande 16 www.consolidatedmovies.com/default.asp 540-362-2401, Box Office 540-362-5200, Movie Line 540-362-8989 A Consolidate Theatre located on Valley View Blvd near I-581 Exit 3 (Northbound entry only) Roanoke’s newest and largest cinema. Carmike 10 www.carmike.com/showtime.aspx 540-725-5341 Located at right rear of Tanglewood Mall on Electric Road SW (Rte 419 just off US 220) in Roanoke First-run Hollywood movies and critically acclaimed films are shown at this cinema that also features comfortable seating and a large concession stand. Salem Valley 8 www.carmike.com/showtime.aspx 540-389-0444 A Carmike Cinema located at 1700 Apperson Dr., Salem Grandin Theatre www.grandintheatre.com 540-345-6177 Located in Grandin Village at 1310 Grandin Road SW near Memorial Ave. Beautiful historically renovated theatre – A locally owned and operated non-profit movie theatre specializing in art house, independent, foreign and children`s films, as well as mainstream films.
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