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Fun Times on Top of the Mountain

Worth the trip. Has zoo next door to the Star. Good parking. Children love the view and trails... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Cold and Windy

Of all the times to Roanoke had never been up to see the star, but drove up this afternoon. Nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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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.
210 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-4919
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth the trip. Has zoo next door to the Star. Good parking. Children love the view and trails. Can see commercial flights coming in to airport and Valley View Mall.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of all the times to Roanoke had never been up to see the star, but drove up this afternoon. Nice overlook with decent parking and quite a view. Interpretive map and signs. Looks like a nice place to come and spend more time on a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnnyJ234
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is wonderful.Beautiful day or night. Worth the trip up the mountain. Must visit at least once in a life time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mill Mountain Star shines brightly like a beacon over the Roanoke Valley. In days of yore, It was lit in Red, White and Blue. If there had been a traffic fatality, it was lit in all Red. Now it is lit in white only....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Wtawndrflwrld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a drive south we were passing Roanoke and decided to detour to see the star. The vista is nice and the star is large. If you happen to be passing by, is nice to see. We stretched our legs for 10 minutes and were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rochelleforster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The World Largest Man Made Star Erected in 1949 as a symbol of the progressive spirit Of Roanoke Star of the South. A wonderful view at night and you can see the city below and you will really feel like a giant.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChristinaF2551
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful place -- has been in existence since I was a little girl, The star is a Roanoke landmark and the overlook gives a breathtaking view of the beautiful Roanoke Valley. I strongly recommend the visit -- free and you can...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank schultzrebecca
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Winter time is not the ideal time to visit, but if you can stand the cold, A Fabulous place to view Roanoke City and the Roanoke Valley. Star is tremendous!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Breathtaking views and you can call you family and they can watch you live from the comfort of their home anywhere in the world.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank USNavyRetired
Reviewed November 30, 2018

My husband made fun of me when I told him where we were going but he was wrong. We went in the dark about 7:00. Theres a winding road leading to the top. Its a pleasant ride.We parked in the lower parking lot and walked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.
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.
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.