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This is such a beautiful place -- has been in existence since I was a little girl, The star is a... read more

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Winter time is not the ideal time to visit, but if you can stand the cold, A Fabulous place to view... read more

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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 5 days 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s fun driving along the winding road and be rewarded with a magnificent view of Roanoke Valley. There are many people who are hiking up the hill which I think is more exciting. It’s worth visiting and fun to take a selfie with the huge...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mariana532
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a beautiful observation point. We were there during prom season and it was great to see the couples using the scenic view as the backdrop for their pictures.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kkinsler1364
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to see the beautiful views! Great trails and the discovery center is great for kids. Wished the zoo had been open.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dshankles
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The view from the Star is unbelievable! The Valley and Roanoke downtown are a sight to see and at night the Star is ablaze with light! The Park and Zoo are attractions not to be missed!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank katherineh362
Reviewed November 6, 2018

My brother and I were staying in Roanoke for the NASCAR weekend in Martinsville. We were looking for something to do on Saturday and decided to take a short trip up to the "Roanoke Star". What a beautiful way to see the surrounding area! The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Whenever you have a time to visit Roanoke, you have to go up to the Star to get a look at the entire city. Always a tourist attraction, couples place, and great for families to go and see. Bathrooms are nearby and another overlook is...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.