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Mill Mountain Star & Park, Roanoke

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Earning Roanoke the nickname Star City of the South, Mill Mountain Star & 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 & Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Roanoke online trip planner.
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  • Been here several times over the years… it’s a quick, easy ride from the Hotel Roanoke (if you’re staying there) and is well worth the drive! You can see a lot of valley below and learn about the...  more »
  • This is such a fun and spectacular stop - you must make this!! The views are beautiful and the star is amazing!! So glad we made time to see this wonder up close!!  more »
  • Such a spectacular view on clear days! I love that they've added the mountain names on an information plaque on the deck. It's worth exploring the trails around the both sides of the star. The rocks are fun for the kids to climb. Even the switchback trail down the mountain isn't too strenuous and is a beautiful walk. Be sure to check out the 🌟 cam!
  • Unbelievable view, and a great, safe place to take the family. Lots of hiking & biking trails for every level from novice to expert, if you're into that. *Don't miss the "StarCam". (Instructions directly in front of the star). Refresh page and save the picture to your phone at many times as you like. Totally FREE, so there is no reason to miss this excellent attraction when in Roanoke.

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