With decades of experience and expertise, Virginia’s best sporting goods stores offer hands-on, personalized service for any sport or recreational activity imaginable! Whether you’re looking for gear for team sports, hunting, running, or biking, you’ll find a high-quality selection at Virginia’s retailers. Here are our favorite sporting goods stores in the Commonwealth!
Green Top in Ashland, Virginia, has been in business for over 60 years. What began as a gas station and gun store in 1947 has grown to a massive 55,000-square-foot behemoth, selling everything you could imagine related to sporting goods. Green Top sells all of the best brands in fishing, boating, hunting, shooting, camping, clothing, and footwear. Check their website for a better view of their extensive inventory and articles about the hobby.
One of Virginia Living Magazine’s Best Sporting Goods Stores last year, Dominion Outdoors in Fishersville, Virginia, specializes in guns, fishing rods, and footwear. Additionally, the 8,000-square-foot location sells archery equipment and has a bow-tech and gunsmith in house. Rebates and constant deal promotions are available, so make sure to check their website for the best option.
Walkabout Outfitter began over 10 years ago when the owner decided to quit his day job to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. Upon returning to Lexington, Virginia, and meeting his future wife, the two decided to open the first Walkabout Outfitter, using his real-life experience to create an unbelievable store. Now with two locations in Blacksburg, and one each in Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Lexington, and Richmond, this mom and pop outfit has grown to become one of the best and most talked about sporting goods stores in Virginia. In addition to selling the latest and greatest hiking and camping equipment, Outfitters organizes local events and hikes.
Disco Sports in Richmond, Virginia has provided sporting goods to the area since 1970. All major team sports are represented, including tennis, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, field hockey, football, and more. The dance and gymnastic area is nothing to sneeze at, either. Beyond the name brand sporting gear and professional and college sports memorabilia, customers can have their own equipment custom engraved. Stop by their website to check out their event schedule and enter their regularly scheduled contests.
Burke Sporting Goods has serviced Fairfax Station, Virginia, for 17 years. While their business began by selling sports equipment, today they focus primarily on Screen Printing and Embroidery services, working with local teams, schools, and businesses to provide uniforms, t-shirts, and other custom apparel. If you’re in need of custom trophies, banners, letter jackets, and more, make sure to check out Burke’s.
RW’s Sports Shop in Callao, Virginia, has a wide selection of hunting, camping, archery, fishing, marine and optics equipment. Their specialty, though, is fishing. What once was in their words a “simple tackle shop” has grown to a 10,000-square-foot store selling turkey calls, guns, umbrella rigs, and, of course, rods and reels. Make sure to check out their huge selection of bait and stop by the repair shop if you’re in need.
Now with two Virginia locations, in Charlottesville and Virginia Beach, Great Outdoor Provision Co. has brought their professionalism and incredible customer service across the North Carolina border into the Old Dominion. What began in 1972 as a small space in the back of a bicycle shop has grown into a nine-store sporting goods powerhouse. While the space has increased, the mentality of great service for likeminded wanderers remains the same. Great Outdoors Provision Co. provides training and equipment for camping, hiking, climbing, fishing, paddling and traveling. In other words, they have everything you might need and more.
Road Runner Running Store in Richmond, Virginia, provides the best brands of running shoes available. All shoes are provided after a thorough gait analysis to ensure the shoe is a perfect fit for your foot. Make sure to check out their selection of clothes, electrolyte drinks, and foam rollers, too. Road Runner takes their commitment to the community seriously, and offers advice, tips, and regular events to bring runners together.
Sports Centre in Kilmarnock, Virginia, has provided local schools and recreation leagues with sports equipment, supplies, and trophies since 1990. In addition to supplying equipment for football, baseball, volleyball, track, field hockey, softball, golf, and more, Sports Centre has an in-house printing and embroidery operation to create custom team uniforms. Stop by the brick and mortar store for monthly deals and for a down-home feel.
Old Dominion Sports Center in Winchester, Virginia, is “Northern Virginia’s premium independent dealer of fine firearms and sporting goods.” At the time of writing, Old Dominion is the only authorized dealer of Blaser products in the state. In addition to their large variety of firearms, customers can pick up compound bows and crossbows, hunting and fishing gear. For fifty years, Old Dominion Sports Center has provided the Shenandoah Valley with everything an outdoorsman could need.