Mill Mountain Star & Park, Roanoke

4.7
Must see · Park · Landmark
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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  • I drove up to the parking lot at the top of the mountain and hiked a few of the trails. There is a small zoo there that costs $10 to get in. The trails are decent and there are signs marking the...  more »
  • This is one of those "must see" things in Roanoke. And, for good reason; the view out over the city is terrific. We live in Roanoke and the Mill Mountain Star & Park is actually on my daily walking...  more »
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  • 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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