Welcome to Radford! 

Plan a trip to Radford that you’ll never forget! Take a stroll on the Main St. corridor for shopping, local eateries and more. The ‘river city’ has many outdoor recreation opportunities, public art features, annual events and many additional things to offer surrounding Radford University campus. The local history is also rich in Radford. Stop by Glencoe Museum to get more tourism information, and learn about the story of Mary Draper Ingles.

Surrounded by a loop of the New River, Radford is the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful climate and scenery of southwest Virginia. An independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia and home to Radford University, Radford is a friendly, small town easily accessible off of I-81 and close to many regional attractions and recreational activities.

There’s much more to life in Radford than work!


Outdoor enthusiast?

  • Check out fishing, kayaking, tubing, biking & hiking opportunities nearby

Nature lover?

  • Seek out fishing and boating opportunities on the New River and Claytor Lake

  • Scenic paths of the Appalachian Trail

  • Cross country ski trails at Mountain Lake

Sports fan?

  • Experience the thrill of being a spectator at university, public school, and city athletic events, or participate in the sport of their choice on ball fields, tennis courts, golf courses, and recreational clubs

Interested in local culture and history?

  • Radford University and its School of Fine Arts are at the center of many of the areas cultural and entertainment events, including five art gallery spaces throughout campus and around town. The University also promotes a series of dance, theater and musical performances that are open to the general public

  • Check out Glencoe Museum and explore all of the rich history surrounding the New River, including the story of Mary Draper Ingles