Mill Mountain Star and Park, Roanoke

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Earning Roanoke the nickname Star City of the South, Mill Mountain Star and Park features a 27 m (88 ft) illuminated star surrounded by a landscaped area. Constructed in 1949, the star is the largest of its kind in the world, sitting 319 m (1,045 ft) above Roanoke. The adjacent overlook offers superb views of downtown and the valley. After taking time to see the star, you can explore the park and its small zoo via hiking and biking trails. Plan to see Mill Mountain Star and Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Roanoke online trip planner .
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  • We visited late summer during daylight saving so the lighting did not stand out. The views from the hill are extensive so it is worth the drive up just for this  more »
  • Just drive up the road, park, and see the star and the view. Quick and easy, but a must do in Roanoke.  more »
  • We couldn't help but take a ride to see it up close. Very pretty in the moon light and all lit up. If you are in the area you should take a peak. It is stunning at night time.  more »
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  • Love Roanoke's landmark. My family from Pa visit the star every year. I love to take pics. Beautiful scene of mountains and beautiful star. Wish there was more discounts to zoo. Love having picnics at the picnic tables up there.
  • Me and my wife went up there at night. We had a good time in the view was awesome. It was a little crowded, but not to bad. Some wild teenagers doing things they shouldn't be doing as well but who didn't do that back in their days.
  • If hiking is your thing, you will love this zoo. Very unique animals and birds. a little different than the normal zoo...
  • I feel bad for their big cat. In this summer heat, panting and laying its head down. Just breaks my heart. Neat animals but at what expense?
  • Great place with picnic tables and playground equipment. Trails to the star. 🌟 And the zoo.

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