Vinton is a town in Roanoke County, Virginia, United States. The population was 7,782 at the 2000 census. It hosted teams by three names in the ECHL in a custom built facility known as the LancerLot; after the roof collapsed during the Blizzard of 1993, the franchise moved to the Roanoke Civic Center.
Vinton is part of the Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Roanoke Region of Virginia.
Vinton is home to a local magazine, Phoenix Magazine, which began publishing in 2011 under Phoenix Communications VA, owned by Danny Cruff and Dan Vance. The magazine's basics of coverage lay in Vinton, but branch out to surrounding communities in Mt.Pleasant and Bonsack, as well as other areas in East Roanoke County and West Bedford County.