Virginia’s Blue Ridge Railroad Heritage
by Casey | Posted on May 21st, 2012
Experience the splendor of the Roanoke Valley on a Blue Ridge Mountain Getaway all about the railroad.
Visit the Virginia Museum of Transportation, celebrating the road, rail, and air. It alone will fire your imagination with decades-old steam, diesel, and electric locomotives. Little ones love the model trains, but their moms and dads might just enjoy the buggies and Jupiter Rocket just as much.
Admission: $8/adult, $7/senior, $6/child (3-11)
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am to 5 pm; Sun 1 to 5 pm
The O. Winston Link Museum is home to more than 300 of Winston Link’s dramatic black and white Norfolk & Western Railway photographs from the 1950s. Browse through seven galleries of the distinct images focusing on life along the railway, and also check out the 30-minute documentary.
Admission: $5/adult, $4.50/senior, $4/child (3-11)
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily
Families interested in both the Virginia Museum of Transportation and the O. Winston Link Museum can indeed visit both, and at a reduced rate: $12/adult, $10/senior, $8/child
Stay a while with a train themed travel package!
From $177 — Hotel Roanoke offers the Train Lover’s Package to include one night in a room overlooking the railroad, breakfast for two, two tickets to the O. Winston Link Museum, and two tickets to the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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