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Mill Mountain Star and Park

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Address: 210 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-4919
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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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Mill Mountain Star, Park, and Zoo

I love this mountain where you look out over Roanoke and surrounding areas. It is a great place for kids. It has a playground, picnic areas, The zoo is awesome for youngsters... read more

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Eagle Rock, Virginia
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Eagle Rock, Virginia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this mountain where you look out over Roanoke and surrounding areas. It is a great place for kids. It has a playground, picnic areas, The zoo is awesome for youngsters. We've taken our church youth here son several outings and everyone had a great time. There is a fee for the zoo (not sure price) but no other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Roanoke City view from the Star is unbelievable and needs to be seen during the day and again at night.

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Thank Dennis N
Pollocksville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went up to see it the first night in Roanoke! It's glow, lured us up the mountain! Really neat to get up close!

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Thank jayandsheron
Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful view and romantic strolls at night. Zoo is a neat place. Good for families. Picnic areas you can see yourself or say hi to people online via live streaming camera on site.

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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Star is one of the big attractions in Roanoke (hey, it's a small town!). You drive up through a neighborhood to get there and...well, it's a star. It lights up at night and you can walk around it in a small circle but that's about it. It's definitely tops on the list of things to see just because it's... More 

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McPherson, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't my first visit to Roanoke, but it was my first visit to the star. What fantastic views, and a very romantic spot to visit with my honey. I'm excited to try to walk the trail up on a future visit.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took out of town guests up to the Star this Holiday season. It was really foggy and cold. Still impressive view from the Star platform.

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Thank Lizziedoo
High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit for incredible views of the entire Roanoke Valley. There are several short walking trails and numerous spots for pictures

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Jackson, WY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great view of the Valley! It was an easy drive up the mountain and only a minute walk to the star. We saw trails all around, so you could hike up to it as well. Definitely worth going to while in town!

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view is fabulous! All free! Go check it out. We did look at the signs to see why the big star is there & couldn't seem to find info. Lovely place. Restrooms available too and they are clean. Great park & playground too.

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