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Mill Mountain Star and Park

210 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-4919
+1 540-853-2000
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Great view of the city!

We walked over to the star after visiting the Mill Mountain Zoo. The view was great during the day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diana G
Roanoke Landmark

Great view of the Roanoke valley. Families have gone for decades. A real must visit place for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edward S
Blue RIdge, United States
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A "must see" on most visitors list, an 88-foot manmade star (the largest in the world) sits on majestic Mill Mountain along with a beautifully landscaped city park, that boasts hiking and biking trails, and a zoo.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great view” (105 reviews)
“roanoke valley” (116 reviews)
“hiking trails” (30 reviews)
210 Reserve Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016-4919
+1 540-853-2000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked over to the star after visiting the Mill Mountain Zoo. The view was great during the day and I would imagine it would be beautiful after dark. It is cool to see the star up close after having seen it from a distance...More

Thank Diana G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view of the Roanoke valley. Families have gone for decades. A real must visit place for visitors and residents alike

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was wonderful to go back there after 58 years. Still a wonderful zoo and discovery center. Perfect for kids or adults.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute must see if you are a visitor to the Roanoke Valley. Natives visit this site periodically to check out the great view of our entire valley or to visit the zoo. The zoo is most appropriate for small children. There are also picnic...More

Thank MikeDavis777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice drive up to the top of the mountain to see the star. It would have been an incredible view had it not been raining and foggy. We were up above the fog. You can see yourself online on the star cam (look for the...More

Thank TN_Traveler22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kids and Grand-kids needed to get out of the house and explore and run off some of their extra energy during the holidays. This is a very easy attraction to travel to and from either by the Blue Ridge Parkway or road up Mill Mountain...More

Thank KiKiBug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From Mill Mountain you can see for many miles on a clear day. You are looking from the southern part of the Valley towards the north and west. The large observation area is elevated from surrounding trees for unobstructed views. You are at the base...More

Thank andywE7737LW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit day or night! You can walk trails, picnic, take in the view of the city below.

Thank Wanda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going up to the Star on Mill Mountain in Roanoke is an great place with an awesome view of the city, surrounding mountains and the sky. It really is worth the trip up the parkway. The Star and it’s history are an interesting read while...More

Thank Ronnie V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re visiting Roanoke, you should definitely take a trip up Mill Mtn and visit the Star. Great view overlooking the city and great place for a selfie. While you’re up there, visit the Mill Mtn Zoo.

Thank Jan Z
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Matt K
16 October 2017|
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Response from Melissa B | Reviewed this property |
We went around 7 in the evening by the time we got there it was dusk dark and the star looked great. The parking area is right next to the platform to view the star so the walk is very brief to and from the star.
21 September 2017|
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Response from 718ashleight | Reviewed this property |
17 March 2017|
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Response from Wlliam L | Reviewed this property |
I doubt there is space for a group that big at the actual star and zoo parking and picnic area. There are other areas in the park which is next to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Blue Ridge Parkway had a number of large picnic... More