Mill Mountain Discovery Center

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This unique facility is surrounded by hundreds of acres of rugged forests all while being conveniently located within the City of Roanoke on the summit of Mill Mountain. Discovery Center offers opportunities for all ages and abilities to explore our natural world through classes, workshops, special events, and summer camps. You can tap a maple tree, race challenging trails, watch your child connect with nature, track wildlife, and much more in one of Discovery Center’s programs.

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    Located on top of Mill Mountain.

    From I-81: Take Exit 143/I-581 South to Downtown Roanoke. Take Exit 6 / Elm Aveue off I-581. Turn Right at the end of exit ramp onto Elm Avenue. Tiurn left at traffic light onto Jefferson Street. Turn left at traffic light onto Walnut Avenue. Continue on Walnut Avenue which becomes Parkway Spur Road. Turn right at signs for Mill Mountain Park and continue to the parking area.

Things to Do
  • Monday Hours: 12pm - 4pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 12pm - 4pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 12pm - 4pm
  • Thursday Hours: 12pm - 4pm
  • Friday Hours: 12pm - 4pm
  • Saturday Hours: 12pm - 4pm
  • Sunday Hours: Closed
  • Admission Rates: Free
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