Radford is an independent city located in Southwest Virginia, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Radford University is located in Radford,Virginia. Visitors can enjoy many attractions and activities in Radford including historical sites, lodging, dining, shopping, parks, trails, golfing, outdoor recreation,farms and farmer’s markets, and educational activities. Radford is home to the Glencoe Museum, the D.C Wysor Observatory and Museum, Clayton Lake Water Sports, the Radford University Planetarium,Civil War reenactments and much more. Radford also hosts festivals including the Radford Highlanders Festival.