Roanoke Star in Southwest Virginia


What:  the world’s largest manmade freestanding neon illuminated star located at an Appalachian mountain overlook! 

Where: Mill Mountain Park Overlook
Prospect Road SE, Roanoke, Virginia

Nearby city directions/map:  Roanoke, VA
Nearby visitors bureauRoanoke Valley CVB  800-635-5535
Nearby bigger city directions/map: Charlotte, North Carolina

Additional Tip:  Roanoke Star “turns on” at dusk but the overlook offers dramatic views all day & sunsets over distant ridges — bring tripod for timed exposures at dusk!



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