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Mill Mountain Star and Park

210 Reserve Ave., Roanoke, VA
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Owner description: A "must see" on most visitors list, an 88-foot manmade star (the largest in the world) sits on...
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Type: Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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.

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Roanoke, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

"Star City of the South" is what Roanoke was referred to when I first came to visit this valley town over 25 years ago. I moved here shortly after and I still like to visit "The Star." The best view is at night, but day is nice too. There is a web cam mounted on the star, so you can... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Having grown up in Roanoke, I had to be sure while visiting with my husband to get him up to the Mill Mountain Star, see the view and get some pictures. Our visit was on a Thursday late morning and no one else was up there. It was such a great time getting some photos of us and my parents.... More 

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you want a good view of Roanoke and some good photo opportunities, go here. You can see pretty much everything. It's a nice drive up too. I did not visit the zoo, had heard not so great things about it, and it's not my thing. The scenery is very nice. It's clean, well maintained. I like it.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The star has been the go to place for our family when we have visitors from out of town. You have the best view of the valley from there. At night it is almost magical with the valley lit up all around you.

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Roanoke
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Star structure itself is a magnificent item to see, then add to that the beautiful view of the Roanoke Valley is breathtaking! Anytime during the year is the right time to visit as the view changes with the season, but with the colors of Fall what a beautiful time!

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Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Clean, nice place with well maintained trails, pretty mountaintop views, a nice park & zoo, and with the historic star lighting the mountaintop above the city. Great place to get away, and just a short, scenic drive from downtown Roanoke.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A short drive from downtown, it was fun to see the Star and the city lights twinkling below. I would have liked to spend some time here during the day but we were only in town overnight.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is short drive from down town and offers the great view. The zoo is in the same area as the star.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a must see for visitors as well as Roanokers! There are multiple hiking trails that even small children can hike!

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Lots of good hiking trails. A must when visiting Roanoke. Close to downtown. Nice gift shop you can even hike up from the bottom. My grandson and his boys out troop did recently

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