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Mill Mountain Star and Park

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Address: 210 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-4919
Phone Number: +1 540-853-2000
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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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Great view

This place is something you need to experience. The view is wonderful and you can see for miles. I don't think there is another "Star" like this one.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Roanoke, Virginia, USA
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Roanoke, Virginia, USA
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is something you need to experience. The view is wonderful and you can see for miles. I don't think there is another "Star" like this one.

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Thank K9condo
Forest, VA
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109 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Park in the lot off Elm and 13th St - The hike is uphill and has switchbacks, but is a great workout. Not that long. Maybe 3 miles or so, roundtrip. You'll cross the road and then go up some stairs. The view of Roanoke and the star at the top is fabulous. Bring water, and wear appropriate shoes.

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Thank Maine2VaForest_VA
Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walked up on cloudy, light rainy day. But the view was still fantastic, considering we are from the flat lands of Florida. Roanoke has an online "real time" live feed of the viewing area; meaning you are on candid camera!

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Thank Donna232323
Portsmouth, VA, United States
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We drove up to see the Star on a cold, clear night. Even though it was after dark, there were lots of other people there and we felt safe. The view of the city and surrounding countryside was beautiful. We would have stayed longer but it was quite cold. We plan to return one day when it's warmer.

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Thank Douglas D
Germanton, North Carolina
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice area, very peaceful with awesome views of city of Roanoke and mountains. Went back at night when star was on and it was just as great as during the day.

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Thank Deb K
West Lafayette, Indiana
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worth seeing if you are in Roanoke. We are not from the area so we put the address from TA site into Google maps. This will NOT get you to the Roanoke Star. Put in "Mill Mountain Park" and follow those directions. It is just off of the Blue ridge Parkway. The address given will put you in... More 

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Thank W Mark H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its worth the ride up Walnut Street basically to get a great view of the Roanoke Icon, and a great view of the City and surrounding valley. The star is nothing fancy just an advertising stunt in the 50's I think. right across is a view platform can see the great view of the valley. d mountains. There is trail... More 

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Thank stlxer
Asheville, North Carolina
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56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Roanoke, you have to go to this.... You can park pretty close so even older folks can go. There is a beautiful view. If you go for the sunset it's very pretty. Aside from that there is a few walking trains that are pretty and the star.... which is ...well a star.... A big star... but... More 

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Abingdon, Virginia
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can drive right to the star and from there are great views of the valley. You can also get on the star cam and folks from home can see you.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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118 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the weather cooperates, like it did for us, this is a splendid destination and picnic site. Very large park area, paved walkways right up to the base of the star. Would be interesting to be there at night when it's lit, but then you couldn't get the great view of Roanoke.

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