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The Roanoke Star in Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia

Our visit to the The Roanoke Star Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia

“Reclaim your curiosity, your sense of adventure, and have some fun. Don’t take every moment of your life so seriously. Allow yourself to enjoy life”. ~Akiroq Brost

Blue Star Memorial

One of the best places to visit while in the Roanoke area, by far, is the Roanoke Star and Overlook. While it’s known as the Roanoke Star to some people, it’s also referred to as the Mill Mountain Star because of its location. You can find the star perched atop Mill Mountain. It shines bright in the nighttime, making it even more exciting to see as the sun begins to set. It’s a personal favorite of mine and a definite spot worth seeing if you’re in the area. 
StarCam at Roanoke Star
The live Starcam let’s you say “hi” to anyone by sending them the live feed website. Our family in New York could seeing us while we were at the Star in Virginia! 
The Roanoke Star in Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
Tips to know before you visit the Roanoke Star:
 You don’t need money to access the Roanoke Star. Believe it or not, access to this main attraction is free! There’s no excuse not to see it when you know you don’t have to pay to do so! 
⭐ Bring your camera. You’re going to want to get some stunning shots of the views surrounding the Roanoke Star. It doesn’t matter what time you visit the area; you’ll still get some incredible shots. However, if you go as the sun starts setting or rising, you can capture the beautiful colors with the rest of your surroundings. 
Roanoke mountains
⭐ Enjoy your time in the area. Sure, the star is the main attraction, and it’s such a beautiful sight to see. However, there’s much more to do while you’re in the area. For example, you can go for a hike on one of the many walkways. Some are paved, while others are full of gravel.
⭐ Take your time. Have fun with the experience. Take your time walking around. When you finally get close enough to the star, enjoy the view and capture as many photos of it as you’d like. The Roanoke Star is just as incredible as many photos of it as you’d like.
Have you been to the Roanoke Star in Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia? 
 If not, plan on making a stop to see it!!


  1. Robert Blair
    May 5, 2022 / 7:42 pm

    I was born and raised in Roanoke. When return to visit I always go up Mill mountain. That’s one of my favorite places in the world. I have many childhood memories of going up the front face (which is no longer a way up the mountain. I always brag to friends who don’t know about the star.The star was built when I was 4 years old. It’s never lost it’s magic in my heart. Roanoke, the star city of the south

  2. Cheryl Jennings
    May 6, 2022 / 4:08 pm

    The Mill Mountain Star was one of the first places I visited when Verizon transferred me here from Norfolk in August of 1994. I liked going up there with friends at night in the summer. It is a great family jaunt and they have those Viewers so you can see all around the Valley.