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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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Beautiful view from the star. You can see for miles including Roanoke. Go during the day and at night for two totally different experiences.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful view from the star. You can see for miles including Roanoke. Go during the day and at night for two totally different experiences.

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Henrico County, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great time during one sunny, yet cold windy day taking pictures of the family with the beautiful valley views and standing in front of the STAR. It is a breathtaking view and the STAR is amazing. Kids have a place to run around and have fun. Easy access from Interstate I-81.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We lived in Roanoke 7 years ago and brought everyone to the star who visited us. It was nice to revisit and take our kids. To me it represents the city. There are many look out spots, and it makes for great views day and night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

One of the more active tourist sites in Roanoke, great view of the valley from the peak. Nice place to take in the sites, the park, the zoo, etc., and have a picnic. Easy to get to, and easy to find. Our little ones love shouting "Roanoke Star", whenever they see it first around town.

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Little Rock
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

If you only have time to do one thing in Roanoke, visit the park and start and enjoy the view. It's a breath-taking place to observe the Roanoke Valley and there is usually a lovely breeze no matter how hot the day. We've visited twice and will definitely go every time we are in the area. If you are thinking... More 

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Pulaski
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We stopped off on our trip to see the star. It was very nice with a wonderful view. The surrounding area looked very pretty and well-kept. We did not have time for hiking or other exploring, but we saw many people doing that.

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A must visit if you are in the area as it's an amazing view. There's also a web cam at the top so you can wave to your friends and family! Watch out if you use sat nav to get there though. We went at night, starting from in town and were directed to the wrong side (it told us... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It provides a great view of Roanoke and entire valley. It's a nice place to bring family and the kids.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is an amazing place to visit- and it is FREE! From atop the mountain, the view is spectacular! It is quiet, serene, peaceful, and the view is breathtaking. A great photo spot. And the star has a camera so your friends can watch you on-line in real time.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Get your picture taken by the star of the "magic city." There's a nice view & some picnic tables, along with a nice visitor center-not much in it though, and a small Mill Mountain Zoo, where you can spend less than hour wandering to see a few animals.

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Address: Address: 210 Reserve Ave., Roanoke, VA
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke

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