Virginia Tech

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Visitor's Information Center
Southgate Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone: (540) 231-3200

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Historical Significance

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Better known as Virginia Tech was founded in 1872 as the country's first land-grant institution. It is Virginia's largest university and ranked in among the top 50 research universities in the country. Approximately 27,000 students attend the university each year. Consistently ranked as one of the top sporting universities, the Hokies have a proud traditon of sportsmanship and winning. They are new members of the ACC Conference and have already established themselves as powerhouses in that division. Virginia Tech also hosts museums, art galleries and great dining all open to the public. Call (540)231-6000 for more information.

Virginia Tech Today

Highlights at Virginia Tech, the state's largest university, include: Smithfield Plantation, restored home of a Revolutionary war hero, and birthplace of two Virginia governors; Museum of Geological Sciences with displays of minerals, gems and fossils; Museum of Natural History with exhibits on Virginia's natural and cultural heritage; Black Cultural Center, with artwork and library; Art galleries and theaters (for information on events call 703/231-5615); Lane stadium, which hosts Hokies football.

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