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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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Amazing view

I think it's worth the trip. Such amazing view of Roanoke. Pictures don't do it justice.The big star is pretty cool too! On a nice day plan a picnic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I think it's worth the trip. Such amazing view of Roanoke. Pictures don't do it justice.The big star is pretty cool too! On a nice day plan a picnic

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Columbus, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We parked at the bottom and hiked to the top. It was not a hard hike at all. If you don't want to hike, just drive up. The view is nice. We have seen it in the fall and the winter. The star is just a big metal star with lights. But it is the biggest man made star in... More 

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Thank Amos C
Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This iconic star and park towers above the city of Roanoke, Virginia and provides tourists and residents alike with a breathtaking view of most of the Roanoke Valley. It symbolizes the beauty of a very underated Southern City and serves as a meeting place for locals. It's free and that includes parking. It also has easy access to, America's most... More 

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Thank MikeDavis777
Hudson, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We drove to the top of the mountain to see the Star first hand. It is beautiful and the view is spectacular you can see forever. The story of the Star is clear and easy to read. I would recommend people of all ages to see this.

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Thank wanananawana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Mill Mountain Star Park is worth the visit. The view is beautiful. You can see the city of Roanoke and the surrounding areas. Bathrooms area is close by. There is a trail for hiking. Parking can be crowded but another parking lot is a short walk.

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Thank Brenda F
Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here many times love it great for families and couples I love that this is right in our backyard

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is a long drive, but it is worth it. Amazing views of the city, and you get up close to the big star.

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Thank JohnBCowgill
Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've been here several times, but I took some coworkers from out of town here after work - they had never been and were really pleased that someone took the time to show them this. It's a great place to see Roanoke and the surrounding mountains. It's only a 10-15 min drive from town, and you can park very close... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from the star overlook is beautiful. A must-see if you live here or are passing through. The Mill Mountain Zoo is a great family stop as well.

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Covington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not been here in a several years. So it was nice to see the star and the outlook of Roanoke. I never been to the zoo yet but working on it. Nice Trail for bike, houses or foot. Nice place to eat lunch or study. Very family area.

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