Welcome to Blacksburg, Virginia! A little town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the town provides beautiful views, scenic drives and an abundance of outdoor activities. Home to 30,000 Virginia Tech students during the school year, Blacksburg comes to life in the months of September to May, returning to quiet serenity in the summer months.
Home of the Virginia Tech Hokies, the fall comes alive with football fever and the spring warms up as the Hokies hit the basketball court. This quaint town offers more than the university in it, of course. Families can benefit from the many parks within the town’s limits. Don’t let the small town fool you either, you’ll find plenty of big city food options here as well! Whether you’re single, married or a family, Blacksburg is a community full of people just like you. Learn more about this town below!
Places We Love In Blacksburg
Moss Arts Center
Whether it be the musical stylings of famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma or a student-led ballet ensemble performance of Cinderella, artistic talent is proudly displayed every day at Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center. Creativity and flair ooze from this architectural leviathan, the hub of visual, musical, and theatrical skills in the New River Valley.
Once a route transporting coal from the Merrimac Mine to Christiansburg’s Cambria Depot, the paved pathway now serves as a favorite trail for Blacksburg and Christiansburg’s walkers, bikers, and joggers. Colloquially referred to as “The Huck,” the path stretches 7.5 miles from downtown Blacksburg to Christiansburg and is always cheerfully populated by a steady stream of local runners and dog-walkers.
Built in 1774, Smithfield Plantation was the birthplace of two Virginia governors in addition to being the area’s social and political center. Today, visitors can tour this quiet, lesser-known historical landmark located right next to the hubbub of Virginia Tech’s campus. Always open for a tour or just a look-around, Smithfield Plantation also serves as a venue for a variety of local events.