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Spectacular View of the City

When we have people from out of town come and see us we will usually go up to the Star and see the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joe J
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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
The view of Roanoke is wonderful! It is like being on top of the world from there!

The star is beautiful, and it's size is extraordinary. The view from the deck is breath-taking... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
TheresaBlevins
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Vinton, Virginia
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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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210 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-4919
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When we have people from out of town come and see us we will usually go up to the Star and see the city especially in the evening when the city lights are on. During the day is great too and you get to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joe J
Reviewed 6 days ago

The star is beautiful, and it's size is extraordinary. The view from the deck is breath-taking. It is a romantic, and relaxing place. It is clean, and I really enjoyed the experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TheresaBlevins
Reviewed 6 days ago

Mill Mountain Star& Park is such a beautiful place to visit ,only thing missing for us older folks is a coffee machine instead of all soft drinks.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kayfergfuson
Reviewed February 17, 2019

We drove up there to take a photo with the Star. There is a good view of the city, but, mid-day in the winter=, would not be my first choice of prime time. Probably very delightful on an early summer evening.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John G
Reviewed February 16, 2019

Great history, good views, at little hike, God when it is cool and not to breezy. Clear day see a bountiful of the area.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

The star is a unique structure and I love that it is a celebrated location in Roanoke that symbolizes the progressive nature of the community. Hiking paths are wide but strewn with litter. Needs regular clean up days.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 106AnnH106
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

The parking lots comfortably accommodates passenger cars, pick-up trucks, and motorcycles. Be on the lookout for hikers, pedestrians, and bicyclists, as trails intersect the roads. Bathrooms are nearby. A large deck affords you the opportunity to view the city of Roanoke. On a clear day,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PaleoGypsy
Reviewed January 30, 2019

Great view of the city. Impressive to stand under the star. The park is well maintained and it's a nice ride to the top.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AleciaLester
Reviewed January 29, 2019

For a first time visitor to Roanoke especially a trip to the Star is a must. Perched atop Mill Mountain the Star is an impressive steel structure that looks over the Roanoke Valley and beyond. The park is well maintained with picnic tables and benches,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 00Treasure
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

I have many visitors from out of town. I take them to Mill Mtn Star often. We have taken our children and grand children to the Star for the past 28 years. The view of the Roanoke Valley from the Star is always beautiful. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joseph C
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Bar K
October 3, 2018|
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Response from furfurking | Reviewed this property |
You can drive up there, unsure about the zoo, no ticket required for the star.
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kfox30
July 12, 2018|
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Response from 931wandam | Reviewed this property |
There is a two lane road to the top & two parking areas. The ascending grade is gradual enough you can see where you’re going. It should be ok & the view is worth it.
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artgurl33
March 25, 2018|
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Response from Eileen M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it is not a dog park. You would have to keep him/her on leash. There are often kids running around by the star. I believe the are has a number of hiking trails that you would enjoy.
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