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Mill Mountain Star and Park

Address: 210 Reserve Ave., Roanoke, VA
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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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Bedford, New Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

January is probably not the peak time, in single digit weather, can cut short the viewing time! Nonetheless, the view of Roanoke is spectacular from the deck near the star, and worth the drive up.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My kids and I love going to Mill Mountain! It is beautiful, free, my kids like the play ground and open spac to play! I like the trails, hiking, and views

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Levittown PA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What a great sight to see at night - the star shining behind you and the entire city of Roanoke lit up in front of you. Very impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We drove up to the Star, following the signs through town. On arrival the parking was very limited. There were several small groups visiting that day. A short walk around to the Star and we are looking over the city of Roanoke and the valley beyond. Bring your camera. If it's clear you can get some great shots.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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43 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We've been to the star several times, usually when friends or family are in town. It offers a great view of the Roanoke Valley and there are some trails for hiking. There's no need for a long visit but it's a worthwhile stop.

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Painesville, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We were in Roanoke to visit family and seen the star. We inquired about it and had to go see it. It is well worth making the trip! The view is amazing!!! We went up around 9:00 on a Saturday and there were a few other families there. It was not crowded and parking is adjacent to the star. I... More 

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Fremont, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I visited the Star with my dog before 11 am on a Sunday. The weather was warm cloudy with occasional spits of rain. We still had a great time. It would be nice to have some sort of map for travelers before the buildings were open. We walked through the wild flower garden area and would have like to visit... More 

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A beautiful winding road from downtown takes you up to the top of the mountain. Early evening into nightfall to top off a relaxing day touring the downtown area. Not too crowded. Airplanes in the near distance arriving or leaving. City lights twinkling in the atmosphere. Too late to walk through the small zoo.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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