Illuminights Update (11/17/20)

Due to the Governor’s Executive Order 67, and with guidance from the Virginia Department of Health, Illuminights will still operate at a limited capacity. In order to comply with the Governor’s order, we must delay our start date to Wednesday, November 25.  If you have purchased tickets for November 20, 21, 22, 23 or 24 you have received an email with the following instructions regarding your ticket purchase: 

  1.  Transfer your current reservation (November 20, 21, 22, 23, 24) to another operating night. 
  2.  Request a refund for your ticket(s)

Please call (540) 387-6078 ext. 0 to transfer your tickets or request a refund.  Note that the Public Service Center (540-387-6078) will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. Staff will return any messages on Monday, November 30.


Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 115, Explore Park features hundreds of acres of rolling hills, pristine woodlands, hiking trails, river frontage, outdoor adventure and a visitor information center. Soar through the trees on the Treetop Quest aerial adventure course, featuring zip-lines and challenge obstacles for ages four and up.Stay overnight in a cabin, yurt or primitive campsite. Enjoy a craft beer or Virginia wine and cider at Twin Creeks Brewpub. Stop inside our visitor center to browse our gift shop featuring artisan crafts and parkway memorabilia. Explore Park is where adventure begins!

Visitor Center Phone: (540) 427-1800 •  Administrative Phone: (540) 387-6078

Parkway Access: Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 115
By Postal Address or from downtown: 3900 Rutrough Rd., Roanoke,VA 24014

Visitor Center Hours (FALL 2020):
Thursday through Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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