Hotel and Area Information

Named one of Travel+Leisure magazine's Best College Towns, as well as the sixth top small city in Virginia by CitiesJournal, Lexington, Va. is accessible from U.S. Routes 11 and 60, as well as Interstates 64 and 81. Situated at the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley, it is a small town full of history and culture, as well as amenities for business travelers attending conferences and symposia. Information on all that Lexington has to offer, including lodging, may be found at the Lexington and Rockbridge Area Tourism site.  For a website specific to downtown Lexington which even includes nearby walking trails, please visit

Directions and Parking

For more information on traveling to the Virginia Military Institute, please see VMI Directions and Map, which includes a post map for getting around VMI.  The fair will take place in VMI’s Cameron Hall.

Prior to the fair, students and parents will receive an email with details on student drop off/pick up locations and where to park.  There is also parking in the downtown Lexington area within walking distance of VMI.  Please be aware of all parking restrictions.  Guests must abide by the restrictions posted for those city parking areas.

Conference Rates at Area Hotels

Our Center contracts special conference rates on behalf of our guests.  You will need to call to make your own reservations to the hotel of your choice.  When you call, you will need to indicate that you are reserving a room or rooms for the ‘Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair.’  Please refer to your hotel’s guidelines on check-in and check-out times, hotel amenities, etc.

The following hotels are under contract with VMI for the 2017 Virginia State Science & Engineering Fair.  Be aware that some hotels may discontinue room blocks as far as 30 days out from the event.

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Country Inn and Suites

until 03/10/17

$91.00 + taxes


Sleep Inn Hotel

until 03/11/17

$89.00 + taxes


Comfort Inn - Virginia Horse Center

until 03/17/17

$100.00 + taxes


Best Western Lexington

until 03/17/17

$89.00 + taxes


Attendees requiring handicapped accessibility or other assistance are encouraged to contact Derek Pinkham at 540-464-7582 for information and coordination.