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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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Shady Spring, West Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Views from atop of mill mountain is hard to beat. I could stay all day. You see all of the Roanoke valley. Roanoke va is a city that I think is overlooked.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The star is worth the trip up the mountain any time, day or night and is one of the most beautiful views from the Blue Ridge Parkway. However, the best time to see it is at night during the Christmas holidays. The star changes color for special holidays, and the City of Roanoke is also decked out for the season.... More

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Troutville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

If you are ever of need of short little trip and a nice walk, well here is the place for you. We live about half an hour from here, but the kids love coming up, especially just before sunset-watch the sun set in the mountains, the star lights up and the little playground is fun, although looks a bit dangerous... More

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Cortlandt Manor
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269 reviews 269 reviews
36 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stunning view of Roanoke and to the north. See pic. Easy to locate and drive up the mountain. I was in awe of joggers and bikers making their way up the mountain. Kudos! Next time think I may hike up rather than drive. Free Tip: watch speed limit en route to mountain through the residential neighborhood. Don't become a victim... More

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Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Always a spot to view the Valley. Clean. Fun to watch various fireworks from. Nice little circle trail to let young children feel free to roam and climb on rocks and feel adventurous. And there are no fees.

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Amelia Court House, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We checked out the famous Star on the Mountain! Awesome view of the city! Brought back my childhood memories of visits to Roanoke!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I'm from Roanoke and have been the Star dozens if not hundreds of times. It's one of my favorite places anywhere. It's not exciting or anything. It's just cool to stand in front of a giant, 70 year old neon star and take in a view of the entire Roanoke Valley. It's beautiful at night and romantic if it isn't... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Try and wait until twilight, then drive a short ten minutes up the mountain to the overlook to find the largest illuminated star in the country accompanied by a panoramic view of Roanoke. It is a must see and it is free of charge.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I liked the great view of the Roanoke Valley! I'd definitely recommend this as a stop on your visit to Roanoke.

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Roanoke, VA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is the best place to view the entire city and all the surrounding mountains. I suggest going once during the day and then again at night.

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