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Shenandoah Valley Virginia

Virginia Museum of Transportation Virginia Museum of Transportation- Located in Roanoke. There are exhibits on the railroad and its impact on Roanoke. There are steam, electric and diesel locomotives on display as well as a four tier O-gauge model layout, a depot and a model circus exhibit. There is also a bus exhibit and an exhibit featuring cars and other vehicles from the 20th century. There are freight wagons, tractors, carriages, and a horse drawn hearse. There is an exhibit about Virginia’s aviation history and the Jupiter Rocket as well as one with models of historic sailing ships. When you are done inside, there is a transportation-themed outdoor playground for the kids to enjoy.

Virginia Quilt Museum - Features a resource center for the study of the role of quilts and quilting in the cultural life of society. The museum offers opportunities to view significant work by both early and contemporary quilt artisans.

American Celebration on Parade - A unique collection of stunning parade floats, props, and stage settings from American entertainment and political history. You’ll find floats from the Rose parade, Presidential Inaugurals, Thanksgiving parades and many other prestigious parades.

Science Museum of Western Virginia - The Museum's interactive exhibits explore the wonders of science and new technology. See sound in motion, walk through a tornado, be a TV meteorologist, touch live animals in the Chesapeake Bay Touch Tank, witness glowing rocks and extraordinary gems, surf the Internet using our high-speed technology - and that's only the beginning!

History Museum of Western Virginia - The Museum has been collecting and preserving artifacts, documents and other memorabilia that tell the story of Southwestern Virginia from prehistory to modern times. They offer a variety of permanent and rotating exhibits, as well as lectures, tours and publications.

Old Court House Civil War Museum - The Museum houses a nationally recognized collection and provides tours of the building. It is opened year round.

Natural Bridge Caverns - Opened to the public in 1977. Some tools, a ladder, a lantern, and rope were found where they had been left in 1891. Now it is accessible and you can witness the Colossal Dome, a beautiful wishing well plus more!

Shenandoah Caverns - See formations so unusual they were featured in National Geographic. Experience the color of Virginia's most beautiful caverns as well as the convenience of elevator service and wide, level pathways on your tour.

Grand Caverns - America's oldest show cave and is a stately and powerful example of Nature's handiwork. Gigantic stalactites point down from above. Equally imposing stalagmites thrust upward from the caverns floor. Cathedral Hall, 280 feet long and over 70 feet high, is one of the largest rooms of any cavern in the East.

Dinosaur Land - Step into the world of the prehistoric past, where visitors can turn back the pages of time to the Mesozoic era, where dinosaurs were the only creatures that roamed the earth.

Taubman Museum of Art - The facility houses state-of-the-art exhibition galleries, a stellar permanent collection, and an education center that provides innovative and exemplary education initiatives that will enhance and improve K-12 and higher education programs in the region.

Salem Museum - As an educational and cultural resource center, the Salem Museum maintains an important collection of local artifacts--including Native American pieces recovered from an early Indian settlement, relics of the Civil War, and mementos of daily life from the span of Salem's history. The museum also features a historic herb garden.

Frontier Culture Museum - Visit Old-World Germany, England, Northern Ireland, and 19th century America in just a few hours at the Frontier Culture Museum in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley! This international living history museum features historic gardens, heritage cooking, and rare and minor breed livestock live at each historic farm.

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum - Capture the sense of fascination and excitement you had as a child. Here, at the Discovery Museum, families come to feel that wonder, together. Examine, crawl around, explore, discover and have lots of fun at the Discovery Museum!

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley - Interprets the art, history, and culture of the great valley for which it is named. This regional museum complex includes a historic house dating to the eighteenth century, six acres of spectacular gardens, and a museum designed by internationally recognized architect Michael Graves.

Natural Bridge of Virginia - Offers an unique, historic, picturesque and natural experience. The nature around provides a comfortable place that is also beautiful but The Natural Bridge itself is breathtaking and amazing. It is a once in a lifetime site.

Luray Caverns - Discover Eastern America's largest and most popular caverns, a U.S. Natural Landmark. From well-lighted, paved walkways explore cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high, filled with towering stone columns and crystal-clear pools. Also, hear the haunting sounds of the Great Stalacpipe Organ, the worlds' largest musical instrument.

Natural Bridge Zoo - Features the largest contact area of any zoo in Virginia. You can leisurely stroll through this area and hand feed tame baby Llamas and miniature donkeys, friendly deer, playful pygmy goats and more!

Mill Mountain Zoo - Exhibits over 55 species of exotic and native animals on a three acre site in Roanoke. Located off the Blue Ridge Parkway and alongside the famous Roanoke Star, there are also hiking trails on Mill Mountain and a wildflower garden.

Boxerwood Nature Center - The thirty acre site contains six distinct habitats and fifteen acres of mature, naturalistically planted trees and shrubs, featuring both native and unusual plant specimens.

Luray Zoo - A privately owned rescued zoo. Its mission is to educate the public and provide homes for unwanted, retired, and confiscated exotic animals.