This listing of General Information includes:
• Visitor Information Centers
• Municipalities, Airport & Good Information Sources
• Chambers of Commerce
• Colleges & Universities
For a detailed street map visit: www.communitylink.com/us/va/roanoke/map/county
Visitor Information Centers
Roanoke Convention & Visitors’ Bureau www.visitroanokeva.com
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
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
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,
Connections through domestic and international gateways in Orlando, Atlanta, Philadelphia,
Pittsburgh, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, & Charlotte.
Downtown Roanoke Inc. www.downtownroanoke.org
EventZone (Event Coordinator) www.eventzone.org
410 S Jefferson St., Roanoke
Oversees downtown Roanoke’s special events.
Roanoke City Parks & Recreation Dept www.roanokegov.com/outdoors
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
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
Other Sites of Interest
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
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
210 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA 24011
Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce www.s-rcchamber.org
611 E. Main St., Salem, VA 24153
Smith Mountain Lake Chamber www.visitsmithmountainlake.com
16430 Booker T. Washington Hwy. #2, Moneta, VA 24121
Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce www.bot-co-chamber.com
13 W. Main St., Fincastle, VA 24090
Franklin County Chamber of Commerce www.franklincounty.org
380 Franklin St., Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce www.bedfordareachamber.com
305 E. Main St., Bedford, VA 24523
Colleges & Universities
ECPI Technical College www.ecpi.edu
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
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
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
National College - Roanoke Valley Campus www.national-college.edu
1813 East Main Street
Roanoke Valley, VA 24017
Member Virginia Career College Association
Roanoke College www.roanoke.edu
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Located at right rear of Tanglewood Mall on Electric Road SW (Rte 419 just off US 220) in
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
A Carmike Cinema located at 1700 Apperson Dr., Salem
Grandin Theatre www.grandintheatre.com
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.