Radford County Virginia

Bordered on three sides by the New River and neatly tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Radford features an achingly picturesque setting for a diverse and charming array of activities.† A small city with big opportunities, visitors can enjoy a rich culture and interesting historical sites, as well as an abundance of recreational offerings.

Two of Radfordís 14 parks offer ready access to the New River, where enthusiasts can boat, kayak, canoe or tube on the gentle, clear water.† The fish are also constantly biting, with muskie and smallmouth bass being the favorites.† Take to the river on your own or leave it to the local experts and book a guided fishing trip.† The parks also offer numerous picnicking, hiking, and recreation opportunities, as well as four stops on Virginiaís Birding Trail.

Points on Virginiaís Civil War Trail and Wilderness Road can also be found in Radford, in addition to the homestead of pioneer Mary Draper Ingles, best known for her 700+ mile trek back home after being kidnapped by a Shawnee tribe.

Radford University hosts numerous theatre, art, dance and music productions throughout the year.† RUís planetarium also creates an interesting option to consider while in Radford.


Radford Visitor's Center
600 Unruh Drive

(inside Glencoe Museum)
Radford, Virginia 24141
(866) 605-6442

Radford Chamber of Commerce
200 Third Avenue, Suite C
Radford, Virginia 24141

(540) 639-2202

City of Radford
10 Robertson Street

Radford, Virginia 24141
(540) 731-3603