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“Beautiful View & Interesting Animals at the Zoo” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mill Mountain Star and Park

Mill Mountain Star and Park
210 Reserve Ave., Roanoke, VA
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Ranked #2 of 58 things to do in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Greensboro, North Carolina
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“Beautiful View & Interesting Animals at the Zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We visited Mill Mountain Star and Park in December. The view was beautiful from the overlooks, there are great walking trails, a very nice park for kids, and of course the star was interesting to see and read about. There appeared to be many other trails that we did not have the chance to walk on and plenty of picnic space. I would recommend going in the spring so the trails, park, and picnic areas could be fully utilized and enjoyed. We also visited the zoo. I loved seeing the snow leopards and red pandas because those are pretty exotic animals for a zoo in this area. I did feel the habitats needed a lot of updating and expansion. I didn't see many things to stimulate the animals. I am not an expert in the animal world, but compared to a lot of zoos I have visited (large and small) I really feel they need to invest or lobby for funds to expand and enhance the animal habitats. Other than that, it is a nice zoo. They have a train for the kids to ride around.

Visited December 2013
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“Nice view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Great view of the city. Nice spot to let kids and dog get some energy out while walking around. Cold this time of year but will be back in spring.

Visited December 2013
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“We go out of our way to go”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We are pretty new to the area. We always take visitors up there, but I always get turned around getting up there. Once I find it, it's always nice!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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“The Star City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

No trip to Roanoke is complete unless you visit the Mill Mountain Star. There is a quaint, small zoo next to it and when the weather is right the view is super.

Visited April 2013
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“Roanoke Star”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

It is a nice ride up and back, close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. A nice view, and go twice, once at night and once on a clear day.

Visited November 2013
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