Activities in Roanoke

Six Training Sessions from Oma Training Center (75% Off)

Optimum Martial Arts

Downtown Vinton

$75 $19

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Roanoke's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Cookbook-Making Software with 5 or 10 Optional Cookbooks from The Great Family Cookbook Project (Up to 83% Off)

The Great Family Cookbook Project

Online Deal

$99.95 $19.99

The software compiles family recipes, photos, and stories and transforms them into full-color cookbooks with custom layouts and covers

Two or Four Weeks of P90X Roanoke Classes for One or Two People at Ferguson Fitness (Up to 64% Off)

Ferguson Fitness

Ferguson Fitness at Lifewise Pavilion

$54 $25

P90X classes push students to obtain the best results through techniques such as strength training, martial arts, yoga, and plyometrics

10 or 20 Children's or Adult Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform at Lindamood's Martial Arts Center (85% Off)

Lindamoods Martial Arts Center

Roanoke

$235 $35

Students kick and punch their way through classes in Korean tae kwon do, kickboxing, and Brazilian jujitsu

Fantasia & Friends at Roanoke Civic Center on Friday, November 7, at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Fantasia & Friends

Roanoke Civic Center

$69.50 $42

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Grammy- and American Idol–winner shares songs from her latest album, Side Effects of You, joined by her brother, Ricco

Unlimited Fun-Center Attraction Pass for Two or Four at Hot Shots Family Fun Center (50% Off)

Hot Shots Family Fun Center

Westlake Corner

$50 $25

Spend a day trying out putts on an 18-hole mini-golf course, jumping in a bounce castle, gliding down a slide, or using a cannonball blaster

Admission for Two or Four to O. Winston Link Museum or History Museum of Western Virginia (Up to 52% Off)

History Museum of Western Virginia

Multiple Locations

$15 $8

Two museums explore 10,000 years of Native American heritage via ancient artifacts, and more recent locomotive history through photographs

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As the keepers of their region's heritage, members of the Historical Society of Western Virginia know that best way to spread political traditions is through engaging public exhibits. That's why they operate two museums dedicated to Western Virginia's unique culture.

As a key battleground in the Civil War, West Virginia has no shortage of history for the curators at the History Museum of Western Virginia to draw upon. They leave no manuscript, periodical, or photograph unturned, using the museum's own vast library to build exhibits that celebrate formative moments in the Commonwealth's history. Sometimes, they go back even further. The museum's primary exhibit, Crossroads of History, interprets 10,000 years of heritage through artifacts such as Native American arrowheads, pottery, and the "Rawrenoke" beads that lend their name to the city of Roanoke.

At the O. Winston Link Museum, exhibits focus on more recent?and locomotive?history. Drawn from the collection of photographer Winston Link, the museum continues its namesake's quest to document and memorialize the bygone steam engines of the Norfolk and Western Railway. In addition to housing more than 300 images of these country-conquering machines, the museum also hosts temporary exhibits of other historically significant photos; recent shows featured a collection of Winston Link's work in the world of advertising, and lithographs from engine designer Raymond Loewy.

One Market Square SE
Roanoke,
VA
US

Like narrow, perfectly coiffed clearings, the fairways at Hunting Hills Country Club slide through the dense forest that covers the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 18-hole layout was unveiled in 1971, realizing the visions of tight, tree-lined shots and hilly traverses first pictured by architect Raymond F. Loving, Jr. The course's commitment to upkeep and aesthetics has never wavered over the ensuing four decades, and golfers today continue to contend with daunting drives and unsettling elevation swings.

These concerns leave foursomes thoroughly tuckered out by the 18th hole, at which point they might ask a caddy for a piggyback ride to the clubhouse for drinks and lunch.

When they're not swinging away on the golf course, members test their sports skills at the tennis facility's four lighted hard courts and four Har-Tru clay courts. They can then cool off in the swimming pool, which features an adjoining wading pool perfect for kids or pet turtles.

5220 Hunting Hills Dr
Roanoke,
VA
US

Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.

3270 Electric Rd
Roanoke,
VA
US

Captain Josh Laferty channels more than two decades of experience fishing the local waters to help people find and reel in striped bass from Smith Mountain Lake. During his chartered trips, up to three fishermen hang out on an Angler center-console boat equipped with refreshments, safety gear, and fishing equipment such as Orvis fly tackle and Outcast planer boards. Since the boat comes stocked with everything needed for a day—or half-day—of fishing, participants only need to bring their Virginia freshwater-fishing license and arrive dressed in season-appropriate apparel and mermaid tails.

7449 Fernway Dr.
Roanoke,
Virginia
US

Hot Shots Family Fun Center enchants guests of all ages with four outdoor attractions. Three streams, six ponds, and a waterfall line the par-40 miniature golf course, cultivating peace of mind as players grapple with creative hazards. Friends can test their fear factor on the 24-foot drop slide, attack one another with a barrage of cushy Nerf balls using Cannonball Air Blasters or enjoy the Hot Shots bounce house. Everyone enjoys the food at the Nineteenth Hole Cafe, where adults can even enjoy a sip while kids wear themselves down.

13360 Booker T Washington Highway
Moneta,
VA
US

On the scenic Smith Mountain Lake, run-about motorboats and WaveRunners create arcing, white-capped wakes atop the water. Nearby, slower-moving pontoons host anglers and picnickers. The captains of each of these vessels owe their enjoyable day to the family-owned Hales Ford Marina & Boat Rentals, which loans its equipment to locals and visitors alike. In addition to pairing clients with the right boat, staffers also perform repairs and maintenance, including winterization for a variety of vehicles.

16366 Booker T Washington Hwy
Moneta,
VA
US