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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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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.
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.
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
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
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
We drove up the mountain to see the star on Christmas morning 2018. WOW, what a beautiful day with such amazing views. We saw the star when we were driving into Roanoke on Christmas Eve and decided to research and see how to get there....More
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