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Mill Mountain Star and Park, Roanoke

Categories: Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 700+ 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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  • I took my kids on a Saturday afternoon, not knowing what to expect. It was a great way to spend an hour of our day. The view was great. After taking in the massive size of the star and looking over Ro...  read more »
  • We visited the Star and overlook in the day time and after dark. It is a great view day and night. The star is quite bright and makes a nice backdrop for photos. Take care in the car park though, the ...  read more »
  • Not really the star attraction of the great little city of Roanoke, but certainly worth seeing. What a view of the city, especially at night. Hollywood Hills has nothing on this view of the nightlight...  read more »
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