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Mill Mountain Star and Park

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Address: 210 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-4919
Phone Number: 5408532000
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A "must see" on most visitors list, an 88-foot manmade star (the...

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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Very Cool!

We did not have time to do the walk to see the star up close, but even from the bottom of the moutain, it was a sight to behold. I would have loved to have walked up and highly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Lauren G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did not have time to do the walk to see the star up close, but even from the bottom of the moutain, it was a sight to behold. I would have loved to have walked up and highly recommend that you do!

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Thank Lauren G
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First trip to see the star. Planned to catch the sunset as well. While it was not in full view the colors over the mountains were beautiful. Once the sun was down the night view of the city was wonderful. Get there early, there's not much parking at the top.

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Thank JW1126
West Newton, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

the star was great scenic overlook and watching airplanes fly into the airport was awesome. the area needs parking very little parking

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Thank matt k
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long work week my husband and I went to the star to just talk and enjoy some peace and quiet It was nice to see other families enjoy the stars beauty as well as the view from the overlooks!

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Thank Jerrad E
Manassas, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple and folksy, the visitor center and zoo is a trip back in time. Be sure and check out the miniature railroad ride that was build in 1953. The zoo is small, but very well kept deep in the woods. Pretty neat, place and the view from the star is remarkable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views and trails to explore! Free and stop by the discovery center for local information and natural history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy walk and fun to see yourself on the webcam. Also many areas to walk/hike in that area. Great to visit during day and in evening when city (and the star) lights up.

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Thank Tcincy
Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Roanoke then this is definitely the place not to miss! There is a Web cam that if you have children they can call or text friends to see them live up on the mountain. Great views of the valley and Roanoke city. Autumn colors are beautiful up there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The star has amazing view of the Roanoke Valley and near areas. It is beside the Zoo which makes for two family fun activities. There is a live webcam also.

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Thank Angela S
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a great place to make more memories under the Mill Mountain Star . . . the view is just beautiful under the star, looking at Roanoke VA.

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