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Blacksburg [1] is a large town in Southwest Virginia and is home of Virginia Tech University (or Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for the full name) [2].

Get in

Blacksburg is only accessible by road. It is about 30 miles west of Roanoke. Blacksburg is on US 460, about ten miles west of I-81.

Get around

Through city and university cooperation, Blacksburg has a nice bus system. It is free to all students who have an ID card. It costs $0.50 for everyone else. On Football Games or other large events, this fee is often waived. Blacksburg Transit [3].


If you are coming to Blacksburg, it is hard to miss the campus of Virginia Tech, especially the much-photographed Burruss Hall.


During the fall, a major part of the weekend is Collegiate American Football.

As a bustling college town, there are often university activities at all times of day.





  • Comfort Inn Blacksburg Hotel 3705 South Main Street, (540) 951-1500, [4]. Close to many area businesses and attractions including the Virginia Tech Campus, The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Radford University, Corning, Montgomery Regional Hospital, the VA / MS Regional college of Veterinary Medicine and the Warm Hearth Village.
  • AmeriSuites Blacksburg/University 1020 Plantation Road, (540) 552-5636, [5]. The AmeriSuites Blacksburg University is conveniently located off the 460 Bypass on Prices Fork Road just two miles from downtown Blacksburg and only one mile from the Virginia Tech campus.

Get out

Roanoke is quite close.

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