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From atop the mountain you can see all of Roanoke Valley. I went a few times there. Once to go to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Roanoke, Virginia

This is my second time. This time at night. Excellent view with all the lights of the city below... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Williston, Vermont
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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 2 days ago

From atop the mountain you can see all of Roanoke Valley. I went a few times there. Once to go to the zoo and the other times just to walk in the woods.

Thank tammycioppa
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is my second time. This time at night. Excellent view with all the lights of the city below. Man made star is gorgeous up close as it is from long distance. A walk out view with rails. I will never get sick of going...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent the weekend in Roanoke and visited the Star twice, once at dusk and once after dark. Both times it was cloudy (hurricane weekend), but the view was still stupendous! Just drive up, park, and get out and take in the view of...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the short drive up to the Star. View on a clear day can see all Roanoke. You can even be on the Live Cam. There is also a zoo there, but we did not attend

Thank DenPal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Roanoke is also popularly known as the Star City and the Star is located on top of the Mill Mountain which is a part of the Blue Ridge mountain range. There are multiple ways of reaching the Star, most convenient being driving all the way...More

Thank Nytishp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s iconic. Roy Kinsey was the architect behind the star, built in 1949. The Kinsey’s are still in the area and are wonderful folks to know. It’s a favorite landmark for our fair city,, Roanoke, The Star City of the South. As a former flight...More

Thank Mpomm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have loved this spot as a family for picnics on Sundays or lazy summer days. The Hiking options include a short flat hike and the steep trail (proper shoes required)! Don’t miss the zoo!

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Built in 1949, the Star is at the heart of this region’s identity. You cannot come to Roanoke and NOT make that 15 minute journey up Mill Mountain. Take your lunch and enjoy the day!

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was fun to do and free. Only a few miles drive from downtown and definitely worth it! Make the drive, it’s not steep

Thank 804mini
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply went for the view. Went after sundown to get a shot of the star lit up as well as the city. Great view and easy access.

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July 12, 2018|
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Response from Wanda M | 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.
Matt K
October 16, 2017|
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Response from rezz049 | Reviewed this property |
Once its dark, it lights up good. You can see it from a distance. And reference the hike. You can drive and park almost next to the star. You walk around the corner and its there and the lookout. Very nice