Radford Info & Welcome Center
Radford Info & Welcome Center
701A West Main Street
Radford, VA 24141
Phone: (540) 267-3153
Toll Free: (866) 605-6442
Begin your New River City visit at the Radford Info & Welcome Center for maps, things to do and places to eat, shop and stay while you’re here. You’ll also find Radford t-shirts, postcards and souvenirs.
The Welcome Center is the gateway to the NRV story. Adjacent to the Radford Welcome Center is the Mary Draper Ingles statue, Glencoe Museum and the New River Train Observatory.
Temporary hours are Tue-Thur 10AM-2PM but please stop in if you see the lights on!
Explore the Area
Radford is centrally located in the heart of the New River Valley just off I-81 between Exit 109 and Exit 105. With easy access to Radford University, Virginia Tech, Claytor Lake, Floyd and the Blue Ridge Parkway, the City offers plenty of accommodation choices and over 35 restaurants! The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) is about 45 minutes away and provides many frequent and direct flights.
Bordered on three sides by the New River and neatly tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Radford features a delightfully 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 Radford’s 14 parks offer ready access to the New River, where enthusiasts can boat, kayak, canoe, or tube on the gentle, clear water. Tube and kayak rentals and shuttles can be found in Bisset Park seasonally or by calling 540-731-3633 for reservation information.
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 the Virginia Wildlife & Birding Trail.
Points on Virginia’s Civil War Trail and Wilderness Road can also be found in Radford.
Radford University hosts numerous theater, art, dance, and music productions throughout the year that are open to the public. Support the Highlanders at one of their home games. You’ll also find special events, bowling, movies and restaurants on campus. The Planetarium and Museum of Earth Sciences are favorites for the kids and the entire family.
For show times and ticket information:
- College of Visual and Performing Arts
- Planetarium schedule
- Museum of Earth Sciences
- Radford University Athletics
- Radford University website
For information about moving to Radford, opening a business here and general information:
- City of Radford website
- Radford Public Schools
- Radford Chamber of Commerce
Several regional websites will help you plan a perfect vacation for the entire family:
- Crooked Road
- Blue Ridge Parkway
- ‘Round the Mountain Artisan Trails
- Outdoor Recreation/Appalachian Spring
- Virginia Tech and Hokie Football
- New River Community College
- Claytor Lake State Park
- Virginia is for Lovers
- Visit New River Valley
Radford Visitor's Center
Radford, Virginia is conveniently located right off Interstate 81 in southwest Virginia.
To get to our Welcome Center, take Exit 105 off Interstate 81 and travel 3.8 miles. The Info & Welcome Center is located at the intersection of Robertson Street and West Main Street.
Here are some local places where we hold events:
All are located in Radford, VA 24141
- Veteran’s Field at 1500 New River Drive
- Bisset Park-Shelter at 1-23 Berkley Williams Drive
- Dudley’s Landing at 1601 New River Drive
- Belle Heth Elementary School at 151 George Street
- Joe Hodge Field at 1014 Pendleton Street
- John Dobbins Park at 605 Seventeenth Street
- King Center at 300 Scott Street
- McHarg Elementary School at 700 Twelfth Street
- Radford High School at 50 Dalton Drive
- Radford Recreation Center at 200 George Street
- Riverview Park at 2501 River Street
- Sunset Park at 908 Eighth Street