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Roanoke Star - Roanoke Star Overlook

  • 2198 Mill Mountain Spur
  • Roanoke, VA 24014
  • Phone: (540) 342-6025
  • Tollfree (800) 635-5535
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Click Here to view the Roanoke Star Cam!

Indians wandering the parallel ridges of the Allegheny Mountains named their great valley, Shenandoah, "daughter of the stars." Here, nestled in this beautiful valley, is the progressive - spirited "Star City of the South" - Roanoke. And, visible from just about every part of this city is the splendidly illuminated, 100 foot-tall Roanoke Star. Below are some facts of interest about our most notable landmark.

Erected: 1949
Height of Structure: 100 ft.
Height of Star: 88.5 ft.
Weight of Star: 10,000 lbs.
Weight of Steel Structure: 60,000 lbs.
Weight of Concrete Base: 500,000 lbs.
Depth of Base: 6.5 ft.
Visibility from Air: 60 miles
Length of Neon Tubing: 2000 ft.
Current Consumes: 17,500 watts
Height Above Sea Level: 1,045 ft.

Several possible color combinations, including Red, White and Blue on special occasions.

The star is illuminated every night until midnight

Location: A 15 minute drive from downtown to Mill Mountain Park (off Jefferson St. to Walnut Ave.) or just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 120. Visit the star anytime to begin your Roanoke Valley tour with a spectacular view.

Things to Do

Things to Do

  • Admission Rates: Free
  • Sunday Hours: 7am - 9pm
  • Monday Hours: 7am - 9pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 7am - 9pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 7am - 9pm
  • Thursday Hours: 7am - 9pm
  • Friday Hours: 7am - 9pm
  • Saturday Hours: 7am - 9pm
  • Handicap Accessible: -
Directions

Directions

  • Miles from I-81: 20 miles
  • Directions: A 15 minute drive from downtown to Mill Mountain Park (off Jefferson St. to Walnut Ave.) or just off the Parkway at the Mile Post 120. Visit the star anytime to begin your Roanoke Valley tour with a spectacular view.
Roanoke Star - Roanoke Star Overlook Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 1
  • Total Sqft.: 3,700
  • Largest Room: 3,700
  • Theatre Capacity: 45
  • Exhibit Space:
  • Reception Capacity: 90
Meeting Facility Rooms
Rm. Name Sq. Ft. Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Discovery Center   2200   X       40             95  
Mill Mountain Pavilion   1500   X                   60  

The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
101 Shenandoah Avenue NE | Roanoke, VA 24016
540-342-6025
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