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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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Nice views.

Great place to get some nice romantic views of the valley. I am glad we did not pass this up. Stop along the way to get some good shots of the star lit up at night.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Waterloo, Illinois
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Waterloo, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to get some nice romantic views of the valley. I am glad we did not pass this up. Stop along the way to get some good shots of the star lit up at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went to the Mill mountain zoo and it was right there. Beautiful views. Camera located on star so friends could see you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A beautiful ride up the mountain at dusk to the Star. The Cicadas were serenading the crowd as we took in beautiful views of the valley and downtown Roanoke. If only every city had a lookout like this!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Just a beautiful sweet romantic place that is also a great place to take your family. Lots of history and around great place!

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful view... worth the time. Parking is at a premium. Open late.... crowded around 8 to 9:30. Picnic area near top.. so bring a snack and enjoy the night air.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We drove up on a stormy day. The views are really great. We walked around the trails for a bit until the sound of thunder made us head back to the car and head for shelter. The views and hike make this a Roanoke must see. It is but a 5 minute drive from the Market and downtown.

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a great place to view the Roanoke Valley! Fantastic lookout by Mill Mountain Star where you can see for miles. View of the mountains surrounding Roanoke are fabulous! Have been here many times as my father grew up here - always a favorite place to visit and enjoy the view!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My first time here and it was too foggy to see Roanoke. The history was still very interesting and the star was freaking huge. We went downtown to see if we could see it.

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful view over the city! Great spot to take pictures and be sure to walk the trails to find the other pretty views! Beautiful place to take night and panoramic pictures of the city.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great views from the bottom of the star looking out over Roanoke. It is a great place to visit to see the valley. The star at night is a must see - where else can you get so close to a star?

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