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Blacksburg outdoors & recreation

Blacksburg Children’s Museum:Wonder Universe (website)

New River Valley Mall
782 New River Road
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Phone: 540 953 0103

Blacksburg Municipal Park(website)—aka Caboose Park

Playgrounds, sports fields (baseball, soccer); tennis courts, picnic tables, restrooms, Hand in Hand playground, includes mazes of slides & climbing areas.
920 Turner St. or 615 Patrick Henry Dr., Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 443-1100

Cox’s Driving Range – Miniature Golf – Batting Cage (website)
3500 Prices Fork Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 951-0948

Blacksburg Public Library(website for Montgomery Floyd regional libraries)
Story times, and other activities for children & adults

Christiansburg Aquatic Center & Skate Park (website)
595 N Franklin Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Phone: 540-381-POOL (7665)

  • The Christiansburg Aquatic Center has a vast array of features, including:
    64,000 square feet
  • Total occupancy of over 2,600 people
  • Three pools, cardio fitness rooms, multi-purpose rooms, a warming kitchen, locker rooms, wet class rooms, family changing rooms, and a sun deck

Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille (website)
     IMAX, Movies, bowling, arcade
At First & Main Mall
1614 S Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 750-4588

Moss Arts Center (VT) (website)
     Performances & Art Displays
190 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Box Office: 540-231-5300

Hahn Horticulture Garden VT (website)
200 Garden Lane, Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231 –5970
[On Washington Street on the VT campus]

Huckleberry Trail
Goes all around Blacksburg and as far as the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg.


Science Museum of Western Virginia (website)
One Market Square SE, Suite 4
Roanoke, VA 24011

The museum now features the Healthy Bodies Gallery, Healthy Earth Gallery, an expanded How it Works Gallery, Living River & Touch Tank, Maker Lab, and The Bubble for preschoolers. The Butterfly Garden at the museum has transitioned from an exotic butterfly habitat to a native pollinator garden. The new Hidden Garden reflects the growing awareness of the importance of supporting pollinators in all stages of their life cycle. Visitors will be able to search for eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises, and adult butterflies within the garden.

KIDS SQUARE Children’s Museum (about) (Note they also offer week long summer camps, see below)

The Don and Barbara Smith Children’s Museum exists to further Center in the Square’s mission to enhance education, economic development and quality of life. Kids Square offers interactive exploration opportunities for children and families in a playful environment, allowing children to learn through hands-on experience and pretend play.

1 Market Square SE 3rd floor
Roanoke, Virginia, VA 24011


 (1) Little Leapers & LEAP Performing Arts Academy: (website)

…is a safe and inviting atmosphere for all students to express themselves through the artistry and techniques of dance and the performing arts.

Summer Camps(4-5 days camps, various themes); Also have special events.

(2) SEEDS (Seek Education, Explore, DiScover): website

Nature Center (webpage)
Summer Camps & Programs (webpage)


(3) American Ninja Warrior Camp

Who is ready for a week of non-stop, action-packed fun?  Ninja Warrior Adventures at Tech MMA and Fitness Academy in Christiansburg, Virginia offers 8 weeks of full and half day camps where kids are active, engaged, and energized all while having fun!

NINJA Warrior Adventures at Tech MMA & Fitness Academy (1-week summer camps)

(4) Kids Square Summer Camp: Fizz, Explode & Explore (webpage)

Fizzing, Exploding and Exploring galore…for four days! Explode with excitement as you delve into crazy concoctions, messy mediums and radical reactions.

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