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Mill Mountain Star and Park, Roanoke
(4.5/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Mill Mountain Star and Park and other Roanoke attractions using our handy Roanoke family vacation planner.
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  • Went up to see the star on a Friday night. It was freezing cold and windy, but well worth the trip. Stunning view of downtown Roanoke and the star itself is such an interesting landmark 
  • amazing views. over looks all the roanoke valley. the trails are pretty cool. i have to say its like nothing else 
  • So, the breakfast recommended going to the Star. We did and what a view. A couple of great hiking trails too. Make the trip if you are in Roanoke. You won't regret it.