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Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
Recreation Centers
Location: On Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 115
Roanoke, VA 
Amenities: Auditorium
Hours: Open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, seven days a week from May 1 through October 31.
Contact Phone: (540) 427-1800
Blue Ridge Parkway Visitors Center

Description
This is a unique facility created in partnership with the National Park Service and Roanoke County. The BRPVC serves as the gateway and information center for the Roanoke region and for the Virginia stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the second most visited park in the National Park Service system. Its primary goal is to educate travelers about offerings in the region and the state. Knowledgeable staff are available to assist visitors and provide access to hundreds of flyers and maps for area attractions.  In addition, the center offers two exhibit galleries featuring the history of the Blue Ridge Parkway and how the Roanoke region was settled; a theater with a film about the Blue Ridge Parkway; and a gift shop featuring regional and parkway items.  The center is open May through October, seven days a week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. 

Directions to Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center

The center is only accessible from the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 115. Follow signs approximately 1.5 miles from the road.

Current and Upcoming Events For This Facility

Date Event Title
7/27/2014
Summer Sunday Exploration at Explore Park
Every Sunday afternoon in June and July, visit the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center between 2:00pm and 4:00pm for educational demonstrations with a local interpreter or National Park Service ranger. Topics will range from frontier history and culture to environmental learning and park wide
recreational opportunities.