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Mill Mountain Star and Park

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Address: 210 Reserve Ave., Roanoke, VA 24014
Phone Number: 5408532000
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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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View of the city

It was a short drive from downtown to the top of the mountain Parking available in a parking lot at the top. Nice view of the city. There were some walking trails.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a short drive from downtown to the top of the mountain Parking available in a parking lot at the top. Nice view of the city. There were some walking trails.

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Thank Thornes348
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This should be a must if you are visiting Roanoke for the day or the week. Get a over-welling look over the town/city of Roanoke. The Best part is that it is connected to the Blue Ridge blue ridge parkway another must.

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Thank Andree M
Rockport
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. The views were absolutely beautiful! I didn't want to leave. You can see the Star from downtown Roanoke. Its a must see attraction. The camera up there allows your family to see you from their website..that part was cool.

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Thank Rockportgraduate
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It has a wonderful view of the city. You can also enjoy taking the kids to the zoo. I myself have been visiting this place since I was a little girl myself and have the enjoyment of taking my own kids. They have since remodeled the star and the zoo. Prices are reasonable to take the kids to the zoo.... More 

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Thank Nicole H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting city park attraction with great views of the city of Roanoke and the surrounding peaks. A couple of semi challenging trails come off the peak into Roanoke.

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Thank barredowl74
San Antonio, TX, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The park is beautiful whether you go for an early hike or evening picture taking moment. Take your time and enjoy the beautiful views!!!

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Thank Yorka V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

for the best view of the city, this is a must see. the Star was the largest man made star in the world for years, but that was taken by one in Texas a few years ago. Still Very impressice

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Thank Geoff P
Roanoke, Virginia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

At the top of Mill Mountain is the Star - but also: The Mill Mountain Zoo (the Zoo has a reasonable entrance fee), the wildflower garden, a playground, the Nature Center, (with a guide present to offer interesting facts and insight about the flora and fauna native to the area), and walking trails galore! You can visit these attractions and... More 

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Thank VAFAMILY2014
Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love having friends and family that visit come up and view the city from on top of the mountain. Gorgeous views and a nice break from every day. They have a large platform for people to stand on and a view finder that costs .25 cents to use if you want to look at things close up. They have... More 

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Summersville, WV, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting site. Can't wait to see it at night. Will probably make another visit before we leave the area.

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