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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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amazing view

view of the city and distant mountains is great - nice trails to walk and even a small playground for any little ones you have along -

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
18 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

view of the city and distant mountains is great - nice trails to walk and even a small playground for any little ones you have along -

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Holland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Wow! What a view! Our family found us on "star cam" and saw us many states away! This is one huge star! It gave us a great overview of the city.

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Roanoke, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

A must visit when you are in Roanoke. Super view on a clear day of the city and valley below. Beautiful both during the day and night. Great visit for family with the Discovery Center and no Zoo located adjacent to the star. bring. Lunch and picnic in the park. Residence in the valley never get tired of the view.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a great place to visit! See this legendary star and spectacular views of the Roanoke Valley! There's no shortage of photo opportunities for your family. And, to make your trip complete, visit the neighboring gift shop and the zoo to delight the children. The zoo isn't large, so it's easy to quickly navigate - especially with a ride on... More 

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Ormond Beach, FL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful view and great for walking. Parking was at a premium on this particular day as it was a beautiful early spring day and both zoo visitors and park visitors use the same parking area. Great place for a picnic.

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Forest, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Love to go to Mill Mountain, especially at night! You can get great pics of the star. Awesome city lights as well.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Easy to get there, only takes a few minutes, beautiful, and really orients you to the Valley. Well worth the 15 minutes.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Any visit to Roanoke, VA should include a trip to the Roanoke Star. My young nieces always relate Roanoke with "The Roanoke Star."

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This is an outstanding spot to take in remarkable views of Roanoke and the surrounding valley. The area is clean and has paved pathways that showcase many different views of the valley. There is also a quaint little zoo that is surprisingly more than you might expect.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Easy access from the Blue Ridge Parkway plus a great view of the Star City plus the variety of the animals who make their home on Mill Mountain. Great for youngsters and oldsters alike to see the animals in a peaceful environment. The Zoo Keeper and staff do a great job.

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