Did you know that Salem is politically separated from Roanoke County?
Best Way to Travel: Car
#1 Thing to Do: Dixie Caverns
#2 Thing to Do: Roanoke Valley Central Railway
#3 Thing to Do: Hanging Rock Golf Club
Fun Fact: The Roanoke County courthouse is located in Salem.
#1 Car Rental Company: Hertz
Top Attractions Within Salem
Dixie Caverns is a commercial show cave, located four miles west of Salem. The cave is a beautiful limestone solution cave and is open to tourists. Visitors can explore the caverns in a 45-minute guided tour. The best known attraction is a bell shaped flowstone formation known as the wedding bell. Weddings have been held under the Bell. The cave is located in a hill overlooking the surrounding region and it provides a wonderful view.
Lee-HiLanes Bowling for Fun Salem has everything you need to satisfy your bowling needs. There are more than 40 lanes of automatic scoring, food and beverages at the Strikers Cafe. The venue has even got a bumper bowling for kids and moonlight bowling, with glow in the dark pin and balls. It is a great place, where you can have a lot of fun with your family and friends. The venue offers free parking and free admission for children.
Macado's Restaurant is a great place in Salem, that has got a restaurant and a bar, with large menu of overstuffed sandwiches, entrees and gourmet dessert. The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere, with antique decor and great classical music. The restaurant will surely satisfy your every taste bud.