Historic Downtown

Beautiful Oak Street

Historic Downtown Roanoke has been transformed! Come see beautifully restored Oak Street. Stroll up and down the beautifully landscaped sidewalks stretching for nine blocks and enjoy the timeless, small town charm. Enjoy a concert at Austin Street Plaza, 221 North Oak Street, a location for entertainment and relaxation at the corners of Oak and Austin streets.

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Oak Street Photo Scavenger Hunt

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with the family? Want to pass the time while waiting for your table? Discover the hidden gems along Roanoke’s Oak Street with our Photo Scavenger Hunt! Follow the clues, search along Oak Street, and snap a photo with you or your group in front of each find. Some are easy to spot but a few are a little difficult. You don’t have to enter any businesses; all of them can be seen from the street. Once you gather all 12, come by the Roanoke Visitors Center and Museum during operating hours (Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM), show us your selfies, and claim your prize! 

Click here to see the scavenger hunt

Rock Building

The Rock Building, circa 1886, originally the Silver Spur Saloon and the cornerstone of the historic downtown, is now a Visitor Center and Museum and recently obtained a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark designation. The downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the city has another historical marker located at the Water Tower on Oak Street and at the former Continental State Bank's location at 109 South Oak Street.

Downtown Events

Many of Roanoke's award winning events are held on historic Oak Street. Visit the Roanoke Events page to learn more about the events Roanoke hosts.