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O. Winston Link Museum

101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
+1 540-982-5465
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An pleasant surprise!

The museum is located in the old train station. We knew nothing about O. Winston Link and it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diana G
Great historical railroad pictures.

Link had the vision to document steam locomotives last days on the N&W. Also very nicely staged... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Bill S
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101 Shenandoah Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016
+1 540-982-5465
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is located in the old train station. We knew nothing about O. Winston Link and it was very interesting to watch the short movie about his life and work and then to see the gallery of his photographs. It was worth the visit.

Thank Diana G
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Link had the vision to document steam locomotives last days on the N&W. Also very nicely staged night photography.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I am not so interested in railroads but was fascinated at the process used by Link to capture the local trains. We first thought, oh this is a waste of money, but 5 minutes in we were hooked and spent at least 1 1/2 hours...More

Thank designtraveler2015
Reviewed 10 November 2017

O. Winston Link was a fantastic mid-20th century photographer. Some of his most famous photographs included steam engines. This museum presents these photographs, beautifully, as well as replicas of early train stations. There’s a short video of OWL’s life. Most children would be pretty bored,...More

Thank Kitrinka
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Had a chance to stop at this museum with a group of seniors. The men enjoyed history more than women. Women enjoyed photos more. Interesting for a quick look see .

Thank 844tamarad
Reviewed 30 October 2017

If you like photography, trains, or history this will be a great stop for you. I've been a fan of O. Winston Link's photography for a long time and the chance to see his original work was well worth the visit for me, but the...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Another not to be missed museum in Roanoke, if you're into trains and photography. Everything here is well displayed and documented. I suggest you see the film first to get better acquainted with Link and his career, as well as the techniques he used for...More

Thank Wex53
Reviewed 25 October 2017

And perfectly located near the museum of transportation, both of which are a mecca for train bufs. I'm not, but I appreciate good photography and Winston Link took some beauties.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The museum is dedicated to the photograph work of Winston Link. The mostly black and white photographs of trains in a variety of locations/situations are beautiful and the detailed explanations that accompany them illustrate the extraordinarily lengths he would go to achieve the perfect picture....More

Thank Rodney D
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Even if you do not share Link's love of steam locomotives, you will marvel at his artistic skills of capturing breathtaking images of reasons in rural Virginia. Awesome museum!

Thank ctowlo
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