Mill Mountain Star and Park, Roanoke

4.6
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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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  • Never knew about this place but it was interesting with a great view! Lots of people about and everyone was very nice.  more »
  • We spent an enjoyable 2 hours at this park walking to the star, enjoying the view, and playing on the (nice but small) playground. The drive up is very enjoyable as well. Was glad to get out of town f...  more »
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  • The parking lots comfortably accommodates passenger cars, pick-up trucks, and motorcycles. Be on the lookout for hikers, pedestrians, and bicyclists, as trails intersect the roads. Bathrooms are nearby. A large deck affords you the opportunity to view the city of Roanoke. On a clear day, you can see for miles. The visit is free.
  • Local favorite!! We bring family up there every visit! The views are great of the Roanoke Valley. And IT'S FREE!! The Star is amazing at night..kids are awe-struck by it's size. And the drive/ride up the mountain is cool. OR...Hike it! Bike it! But don't miss it.

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