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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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Serene and beautiful! Great views of the surrounding mountains and valley below. Star is lit at night. Romantic. Short drive up the mountain. Make sure to stop by HITS on the way back to downtown. They serve delicious home made ice cream.

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Shdema, Israel
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited the star in the afternoon. Place wasn't crowded and though we used a GPS to get there, if you are in downtown Roanoke, there are signs leading you to Mill mountain. Star is amazing and views also. Note that there's a star-cam and you can tell your friends to go to Roanoke Star site and see you...

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There are sufficient signs leading to the road up the mountain. Beautiful drive up and a great overlook. Not too much tree & brush to see over.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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86 reviews 86 reviews
3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Beautiful overlook of Roanoke and the Shendoah valley. Get pics made in front of the overlook as welll as the star!

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Shady Spring, West Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Views from atop of mill mountain is hard to beat. I could stay all day. You see all of the Roanoke valley. Roanoke va is a city that I think is overlooked.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The star is worth the trip up the mountain any time, day or night and is one of the most beautiful views from the Blue Ridge Parkway. However, the best time to see it is at night during the Christmas holidays. The star changes color for special holidays, and the City of Roanoke is also decked out for the season.... More

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Troutville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you are ever of need of short little trip and a nice walk, well here is the place for you. We live about half an hour from here, but the kids love coming up, especially just before sunset-watch the sun set in the mountains, the star lights up and the little playground is fun, although looks a bit dangerous... More

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Cortlandt Manor
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269 reviews 269 reviews
36 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stunning view of Roanoke and to the north. See pic. Easy to locate and drive up the mountain. I was in awe of joggers and bikers making their way up the mountain. Kudos! Next time think I may hike up rather than drive. Free Tip: watch speed limit en route to mountain through the residential neighborhood. Don't become a victim... More

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Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Always a spot to view the Valley. Clean. Fun to watch various fireworks from. Nice little circle trail to let young children feel free to roam and climb on rocks and feel adventurous. And there are no fees.

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Amelia Court House, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We checked out the famous Star on the Mountain! Awesome view of the city! Brought back my childhood memories of visits to Roanoke!

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