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.
Mill Mountain Star & Park Reviews
Roanoke loves it’s star. A must if you are in town. Fun to drive up to the top or hike up. Great views. Fun history lessons. more »
Beautiful view or downtown Roanoke. Free to the public. It can be crowded at times. The view at night is absolutely the best view. Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway and stop at overlooks for different..... 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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