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It's an ACORN for God's sake!

I just don't get it. What's the big deal about a giant acorn sitting in a park that caters to the... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Erin S
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San Francisco, United States
No more acorn, just a trashy park

Honestly, this place is rather a dump, and looked to even be slightly dangerous as we drove around... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
ckassotis
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Durham, North Carolina
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  • Very good17%
  • Average41%
  • Poor17%
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“ball drop” (2 reviews)
“small park” (2 reviews)
“oaks” (5 reviews)
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Moore Square, Raleigh, NC 27601
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

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.

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Honestly, this place is rather a dump, and looked to even be slightly dangerous as we drove around it looking for the acorn. The acorn is no longer in Moore Square. Moore Square is a lie. If you're looking for the giant Raleigh acorn, head...More

Thank ckassotis
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The acorn is no longer in Moore Square... Moore Square looks like a dump... Nothing worth seeing here... Go a few blocks down the street to Nash Square instead.

1  Thank Becca D
Reviewed 4 April 2017

It is an acorn. In a poorly-maintained city park. With homeless folks milling about. Did I mention the acorn?

2  Thank Everette W
Reviewed 22 February 2017

It's a giant acorn and not much more. It's one of those that we visited just to say that we did. It's erected in a park in the middle of Raleigh just down the street from a homeless shelter, and is understandably a hangout for...More

1  Thank ShamLNC
Reviewed 17 February 2017

its everyday home (it is removed for new years eve ball drop). a nice icon symbol for the city of oaks..

1  Thank SoundCoMaster
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Nuts about this spot. Raleigh is the "City of Oaks". Acorns come from oaks. Good photo op. Nuff said.

1  Thank jimyaks2591
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Yes, it drops out of the sky every new years, but I suppose because its so approachable, so close to the ground, when I see it in Moore Square it always gives me a little happy smile. Hometown pride (or adopted hometown, anyway) has to...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 29 October 2016

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

3  Thank James L
Reviewed 27 July 2016

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...More

Thank CocoaLily
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bartenderlilj
23 February 2017|
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Response from James L | Reviewed this property |
In front of Memorial Auditorium at the bottom of Fayetteville Street
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