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Mill Mountain Star and Park
Ranked #1 of 74 things to do in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

We are pretty new to the area. We always take visitors up there, but I always get turned around getting up there. Once I find it, it's always nice!

Thank Davijuls
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

No trip to Roanoke is complete unless you visit the Mill Mountain Star. There is a quaint, small zoo next to it and when the weather is right the view is super.

Thank sntg4
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

It is a nice ride up and back, close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. A nice view, and go twice, once at night and once on a clear day.

Thank MarkA40
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

History..... Gainsboro, Big Lick, Magic City, Star City, the tram, the zoo, the playhouse.... The 1949 star is its landmark. It is above the place on the Roanoke River where 24 year old Lt. Col. Geo. Washington spent the night while inspecting western forts. When our family moved to the Valley from California in the 50's, it was the first thing Dad pointed out that night as we came into town on Route 11. For sunsets, parking, stunts and sharing with family visitors... it was a part of my "grew up". One of the best views of the valley off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Near the bottom of the Mountain is Roanoke Railhouse Brewery and the Fork in the Alley restaurant..... both are tasty finds to add to your trip here.

Thank Bison2000
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

It is great to see the valley from a mountain within the city limits of a city, and seem like you are in the country also.

Thank 370DAVIDD370
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