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Mill Mountain Star and Park

210 Reserve Ave., Roanoke, VA
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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Parks
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... more » 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. « less
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. Great panoramic view of Roanoke. Good for day or night viewing. Address on TripAdvisor is Wrong as of my visit. Correct address is 2404 Prospect Rd SE Roanoke, VA Lots to do around the Star during the day. Hiking trails, zoo, wildflower garden & more. Definitely recommend.

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Lynchburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This park is nice for a chill day. Beautiful scenery. However. Avoid winter because it would get pretty cold and windy on the mountain. Lack of activities though

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Sterling, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The view of Roanoke and surrounding area from Mill Mountain Star is gorgeous! Being able to stand under the neon lights of the giant star is also worth the trip. I heard that the zoo, which is nearby is also worthwhile to visit, but it was closed when we went up.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went to the Star for the first time when I was 6,I'm now 61 and I still enjoy going every chance I get.Great place to take a few minutes and relax at the overlook,it's great that you can get off The Blue Ridge Parkway and go up to the Star,or take the old road from the city to the Star.It... More

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Macomb, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We almost didn't stop by here but are glad we did. The view was beautiful. Unfortunately it was storming the night before so we didn't see the star lit. Worth the trip.

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Louisville, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Mill Mountain Star and Park in Roanoke, VA is a must see for anyone who has a day to spare in the western region of this state. The mountain has numerous hiking trails as well as an option to drive up to the top. From the top of the mountain there are two vistas overlooking the aesthetically pleasing city... More

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Visited the star and mountain in the afternoon and wasn't too crowded except for a group of children, but it wasn't too bad. The view is amazing and it's a nice spot to take pictures from. There is also a star cam so you can tell friends to go to the website and see you live. I also liked the... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Serene and beautiful! Great views of the surrounding mountains and valley below. Star is lit at night. Romantic. Short drive up the mountain. Make sure to stop by HITS on the way back to downtown. They serve delicious home made ice cream.

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Shdema, Israel
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We visited the star in the afternoon. Place wasn't crowded and though we used a GPS to get there, if you are in downtown Roanoke, there are signs leading you to Mill mountain. Star is amazing and views also. Note that there's a star-cam and you can tell your friends to go to Roanoke Star site and see you...

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

There are sufficient signs leading to the road up the mountain. Beautiful drive up and a great overlook. Not too much tree & brush to see over.

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