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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. 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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TripAdvisor
  • This is another great place to visit and explore. The view is amazing and great for taking pictures. I used to visit here many years ago when visiting family in Roanoke.  more »
  • Great views best to see at sunset, only down fall limited parking. great for all ages.Great picture opp  more »
  • Nice park. The star is nice, and the view is pretty but not something you could not see at other places on the Parkway. If you are in the area, it's probably worth the trip just for the sake of seeing...  more »
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  • This is a family friendly place with some amazing views of the Roanoke valley. However, you won't see any large animals at this location.
  • Very historical.. Clean and week groomed.. Nicely lit accessible by road or trail
  • Great spread out park with a little park. Great view of Roanoke in the valley below. The star is pretty cool too.
  • Some of the animals weren't there but we still enjoyed it. Great place for families
  • Great overlooks offered. Has many hiking trails. Visitor center and zoo as well.