Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Roanoke: Roanoke Visitor Center and Museum

Roanoke Visitor Center and Museum

Roanoke's Visitor Center and Museum has found a home in the old Rock Building, a place with a colorful past, indeed.  In the 1880s, the popular Silver Spur Saloon and dance hall was infamous for the upstairs brothel that provided “entertainment” for the “gentlemen.” Today, the beautifully restored building showcases memorabilia from Roanoke’s varied and treasured past. Exhibits include stories of the Texas & Pacific Railroad that was instrumental in the founding of Roanoke, and ancient fossils from the time when mammoths and mastadons roamed the prairies.

Watch our Life on the Trail video to learn more about the Chisholm Trail in Texas.  This video was produced for inclusion in our Chisholm Trail mobile tour found in our Texas Time Travel Tours mobile app. Download the app for more videos and travel information:


  • 114 N. Oak Street
  • Roanoke, Texas
  • 76262


Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

  • Free