Acorn in Moore Square
Acorn in Moore Square
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thegreatone3182
Boston, MA240 contributions
On a recent trip to Raleigh, I stopped by Moore Square to see the Giant Acorn Sculpture. I have to say I was slightly unimpressed. Yes, it is humorous and somewhat entertaining to see a massive Acorn sitting in a park, but other than about 3-4 minutes to take a few pictures of it, there's not much else. The park itself is adequate, but nothing special.

In short, if the idea of giant acorn sculpture sounds appealing to you, you'll at least get some humorous pictures with it. If not, this is probably not the most exciting thing you'll do. You can feel safe in skipping this one.
Written June 27, 2008
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James L
Raleigh, NC36 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
Not a must see, but a fond favorite of locals as it is our New Year's "ball drop". Now located in Plaza in front of Fletcher theater in Duke Power Memorial Auditorium at the bottom of Fayetteville Street
Written October 29, 2016
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Dale
Chesapeake, VA8 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
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.
Written April 14, 2016
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Lynetric R
United States931 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
This was a fun whimsical sculpture! Raleigh is known as the City of Oaks, and this artist created this sculpture known as Nutzilla 🌰🥜which is located next to Shaw University in Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. 🎭🎨During New Year Eve Nutzilla is moved to the roof of the Raleigh Civic Center and just like NYC Nutzilla is dropped and brings in the new year!! If you are able able to go also enjoy the other sculptures in the area. We will go back at night to see the sculptures that are lit up after dark!
Written May 30, 2021
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Jodi H
100 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
It’s so unusual to see a huge acorn sculpture. This one is great! We were unable to find a parking spot and I wasn’t even able to make a decent picture from the car. It’s at least riding by to see.
Written October 2, 2022
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Erin S
San Francisco, United States17 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
I just don't get it. What's the big deal about a giant acorn sitting in a park that caters to the homeless of Raleigh? It doesn't distribute food, clothing, shelter, medical care...nothing. It's an acorn for God's sake! Just an acorn.
Written July 19, 2017
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cheryl h
Durham, NC57,563 contributions
Sep 2013 • Couples
Yes, the location isn't the best part of town and the park is a gathering place for Raleigh's homeless. But, for me, that doesn't change the beauty of the acorn. On New Years Eve the acorn is dropped from a crane at midnight as part of a HUGE downtown celebration. Raleigh is called the City of Oaks. A local man made the sculpture for Raleigh's 1992 bicentennial celebration. In 1991 when it was being transported to the current location it turned into a parade of Harley Davidson motorcycles, a man in a squirrel suit, many people in cars and bystanders cheering as it went by. It's a beautiful sculpture and a proud addition to Roadside America .
Written May 29, 2014
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Everette W
11 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
It is an acorn. In a poorly-maintained city park. With homeless folks milling about. Did I mention the acorn?
Written April 4, 2017
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Clay27921
Camden, NC52 contributions
Honestly, look up Moore Square and you'll find everyone else's review mentioning the giant homeless population. The giant acorn, the symbol of Raleigh, and you'll see homeless, trash floating about and drug dealers. Skip this land mark, it makes Raleigh look bad.

I ate lunch with my kids watching next to the Acorn homeless sharing clothes and waste they found in trash cans. Oh joy.
Written March 14, 2013
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me27513
Cary17 contributions
Completely unimpressive. It's just a giant metal acorn. Big deal. Don't waste your time seeing it. Go to Durham and visit Duke Chapel and Duke Gardens instead.
Written January 20, 2013
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