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Mill Mountain Star and Park

210 Reserve Ave., Roanoke, VA
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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Parks
Owner description: A "must see" on most visitors list, an 88-foot manmade star (the largest in the world) sits on majestic Mill Mountain along with a beautifully... more » Owner description: A "must see" on most visitors list, an 88-foot manmade star (the largest in the world) sits on majestic Mill Mountain along with a beautifully landscaped city park, that boasts hiking and biking trails, and a zoo. « less
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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Read this was the number one attraction, so we paid a visit. Not only a super view but plenty of walks, some with pathways, could have spent longer but ran out of time. Somewhere to picnic or just read a book and chill out.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

They'll thank you as they did us. It is sort of a hike up but well worth it especially for families with young children! It's kinda neat having a park up on top of a scenic mountain. I actually was there over two years ago but they didn't give me the option so I picked the earliest option of Oct... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is actually a really nice park. The star is meh but there is a zoo and a wildflower garden with plenty of really nice hiking trails (some of the trails are also paved). Nice clean bathrooms and great views of the valley. Glad we stopped!

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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233 reviews 233 reviews
90 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Me and a friend were staying at the Cambria Hotel near the base of Mill Mountain. We were doing a road trip to Virginia and our first stop was Roanoke. While we were unpacking the car I looked up and saw this ....thing.... Then I realized it was a giant star. So the next day we head up Mill Mountain... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The view of the city from the Star is gorgeous. The trails around the area are also nice, but I would suggest going during the day. No lights around the area, so it gets very dark. A must do if you're in the area though!

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Orlando
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very busy area; The star was just a lit up star but the view was beautiful! Met with family there and got some very nice pics.

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New Oxford, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fantastic view of the city from the top. Excellent for hiking enthusiasts. Easy parking, restrooms available.

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Cave Spring, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A traditional place to take visitors to see the Roanoke Valley. The lower lookout is a little less busy.

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Shawsville, Virginia, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Maybe it is because I am a local but not really impressed with the Star and the park. It could have to do with taking out-of-towners there so often that the novelty of it has worn off. If you have never been then check it out.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Mill Mountain Star, Park and Zoo is a good time for the kids for a day. The Welcome Center has nice toilet facilities and souvenir shop. When the grandkids came Aug 2013, we packed a picnic lunch, carried the Frisbee and had an enjoyable time. We did the Zoo first that required the most walking, the train ride X2 around... More

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