Reasons Why You Should Keep Your Tires Rotated

Tire changing at car service
Your car’s owner’s manual contains a schedule for all maintenance tasks, including rotating your tires. Most manuals recommend that owners rotate the tires every 5,000-7,500 miles to ensure even wear. Unfortunately, even with that guidance, lots of people keep driving well past the mileage limit. As much as you might... [read more]

Fun Finger-Painting Craft Ideas For Your Kids To Try

Little boy painting his pregnant mother with finger paint
Fun finger-painting craft ideas are in your hands — literally! Some days are too hot to be outside for long or when the rain is pouring down,  you’ll probably be looking for activities to do with your little ones. Finger-painting lets kids get messy and promotes creativity. Also, little ones... [read more]

See What Thunder Valley Family Entertainment Center Is All About

very happy mother and little son driving with toy car
Keeping kids entertained during the summer can be a little overwhelming at times. They don’t have school or homework to keep them busy, so they can get bored quickly. Boredom will be a thing of the past when you take them to Thunder Valley Family Entertainment Center. This attraction is... [read more]

Spend A Day Exploring Your City

Two chairs sitting on a wooden pier facing the calm water
You don’t have to clear your calendar and go on vacation to have a fun summer. Roanoke has so many activities and attractions that people come here for vacation. Since you’re already in a vacation destination, spend the day exploring the city. Check out some of the top things to... [read more]

Make Your Own Apple Butter At Home

Homemade Apple Butter with Cast Iron Skillet Biscuits
Butter on toast is good, but apple butter is delicious. It adds some extra flavor to toast, and you can even put it on ice cream. You don’t even have to buy apple butter at the store. This easy apple butter recipe is such a breeze that you can whip... [read more]

Have Some Family Fun At Putt-Putt Fun Center

Playing mini golf
The kids are out of school, and you’re looking for ways to fill the days. You can avoid summertime boredom at the Putt-Putt Fun Center in Roanoke. The fun center has putt-putt golf and so much more. Get the details and plan your adventure at the fun center. Show Your Skills... [read more]

Find All Your Summer Gear At Roanoke Mountain Adventures

Couple looking on the sports equipment in the shop
Roanoke is full of outdoor spaces to explore, but you need the right gear. It’s easy to load up on everything you need at Roanoke Mountain Adventures. The team will help you find all the essentials for some outdoor fun this summer. Plus, with new and used equipment and rentals,... [read more]

Kayaking 101 Tips

Senior couple kayaking in a lake
From the Upper James River Water Trail to the Pigg River Blueway, the Roanoke area is full of opportunities for kayaking. If you’ve never gone before, you might be worried about getting in the water. Let’s go over some basic kayaking tips, so your first adventure will be a blast. How... [read more]

Take A Trip To The Virginia Museum Of Transportation

Closeup toned photo of vintage steam train locomotive on railroad station
Roanoke started as a railroad town, and the Virginia Museum of Transportation followed suit when it opened its doors in 1963. It mainly focused on the state’s rich railroad history while also offering exhibits on other modes of transportation. Now, the museum offers a nice assortment of exhibits that cover... [read more]