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Mill Mountain Star and Park

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Address: 210 Reserve Ave., Roanoke, VA
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Description: A "must see" on most visitors list, an 88-foot manmade star (the largest...
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.
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See Roanoke VA from atop a mountain

This was a great vantage point for overlooking Roanoke, VA. You could easily see the size AND all the surrounding mountains in and around Roanoke from here. This was a pretty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This was a great vantage point for overlooking Roanoke, VA. You could easily see the size AND all the surrounding mountains in and around Roanoke from here. This was a pretty place both during the day and at night when the city is all lit up. The picture signs there at Mill Mountain Star & Park were very interesting and... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

My favorite time to visit the Mill Mountain Star is at night. It can be seen from the valley below as you travel on the various roads, but to actually be there, standing beneath this giant star is awesome. You become "star struck." It's so beautiful at night to look down on the town of Roanoke with all the buildings... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Great views of the city and surrounding mountains. Take a nice quiet walk on the many paved, tree and flower lined walkways or hike one of the short or long trails. No charges here except for the zoo which is small but so well maintained. If you have children, don't miss the zoo or the little extra they charge for... More 

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Finksburg, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

What a pretty view of the city. The drive up was nice and the star is so impressive in size. We were there early in the evening s the sun was setting.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Visited Mill Mountain Star during the day and at night. Stunning views of Roanoke and the surrounding mountains. There is a photograph at the viewing point which gives you the names of the various mountains. It was nice to get a feel for our surrounding but would have like something similar for some of the buildings in Roanoke as we... More 

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Morristown, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Great place for a nice walk or hike with a fantastic view of the surrounding country side....very enjoyable place to spend a quiet afternoon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Not too extensive but a great way to spend some time outside with great views. Good little hikes too (paved easy trail with gardens, but also more rugged trails).

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The view from the star was fantastic. Easy to find, and a beautiful drive. Can't wait to see it at night the next time I am there. There is a website where others can view you on starcam. The information is on a sign at the base of the star. There is a photo of the valley that points out... More 

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Huddleston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The star is one of my favorite places to see in Roanoke. You can see forever from up there and the star itself makes a great backdrop for photos. There is also no charge which is great. The zoo is walking distance from the star and there are picnic tables and lots of green grass for the kids to play,

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Virginia Beach, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Be sure to visit the Roanoke Star. I also visited the small zoo there too. While small the zoo was nice and made for a good visit. They have a nice big cat collection for such a small zoo. I really like cats so that was good for me. The grounds both at the zoo and Mill Mountain are very... More 

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