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Acorn in Moore Square

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Address: Moore Square, Raleigh, NC 27601

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Simple Attraction but okay

It was nice to see the tourist attraction but it just a Big Acorn in the park. The park wasn't as clean as I imaged it would be considering it's a big tourist attraction for the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
CocoaLily
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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was nice to see the tourist attraction but it just a Big Acorn in the park. The park wasn't as clean as I imaged it would be considering it's a big tourist attraction for the area. Although, the homeless didn't deter me from going to see the Acorn up close it probably will for some. I think if they... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

It was fun to see the famous acorn up close and in person. Not much to do but take your picture in front of it, but it's a fun stop.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Not sure how to review this, its a big metal acorn, located in a small park. The acorn is used on New Years Eve as the "acorn" drop, and spends its remaining time in the park. Its unique.

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Thank Nathan L
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Small park near the public market. A nice little city green space. The park was hosting the kids art fest, so parking was scarce. The acorn is an interesting attraction, but is just visual. Read about the large number of homeless, but we didn't see any this morning.

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Thank Kris N
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

The acorn is pretty nice but… Don't go by yourself. With all the homeless people it's a little intimidating. It is near all the nice restaurants and shops on the cobblestone streets. Wondering what the meaning of the acorn is.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

The attraction was interesting, but severely overshadowed by the sheer number of homeless people using the park as a hotel.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Very nice local history. Very nice park with plants and is surrounded with nice older buildings with interesting shops

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Havelock, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Checked out this huge acorn while I visited family relatives in Raleigh. It's a beautiful monument biggest acorn I've seen in my life. It's in the heart of Raleigh it is a definitely a must see if anyone is visiting this city. It has quite a history on it and it's dedicated to somebody that passed away in 1992. I... More 

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Thank JonathanBernal
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

This is a statue of an acorn in a part of town that I wouldn't suggest going to alone at night. On the average day, this acorn is nothing special. However, on New Years, the city of Raleigh 'drops the acorn' (similar to how New York drops the ball) in celebration of ringing in the new year. That is a... More 

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Thank explorindowntown
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

It's a North Carolina tradition to drop the acorn on New Years at midnight. Like a tiny Timesquare, people line up to watch the acorn drop and it is also broadcasted on news channels in NC!

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