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Acorn in Moore Square

Moore Square, Raleigh, NC 27601
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Nothing special, unless it happens to be New Year's Eve

This is a statue of an acorn in a part of town that I wouldn't suggest going to alone at night. On... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2016
explorindowntown
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Raleigh, North Carolina
New Years, Acorn Style!

It's a North Carolina tradition to drop the acorn on New Years at midnight. Like a tiny Timesquare... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2015
caitlinmariealfaro
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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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  • Excellent23%
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7 May 2018
“Acorn”
18 Mar 2018
“Very nice to visit”
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Moore Square, Raleigh, NC 27601
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Reviewed 4 February 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...More

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Reviewed 26 December 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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Reviewed 7 November 2015

I'm not sure why this is an "attraction." You can see it in the picture. It's an acorn. It sits in a one square of the town with a few trees. This is not a park. This square is filled with homeless people who are...More

1  Thank benl
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

I like the attraction. It is worth a visit. And to have a picture taken with it is fun. Bring the dog or the cat and human friends. To have a picture taken with it.

Thank sophiedog6123
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

Check out the iconic Acorn in Moore Square, in Downtown Raleigh! A staple, celebrating the City of Oaks! There are a few bars, shops and restaurants close by - as well as the park its located in. Not sure about previous reviews regarding the park...More

Thank xglamourkillsx
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Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

I've heard of large acorns but this one takes the cake. I'm sure there is a reason for it. I came. I saw. I kept going. So might you.

2  Thank y2s4e7gqIl
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

This giant acorn is a charming visual ode to the symbol of the city of Raleigh. The posts referring to danger seem greatly exaggerated. The park has seen better days and there were some homeless in the early evening but it was just fine to...More

1  Thank bkcrabby
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

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...More

5  Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

I was literally afraid of getting robbed here. Yeah, it's an acorn. Nothing great. You have to look out around here so you don't get mugged..

1  Thank jurssica
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

We took note of this giant acorn after leaving the science museum on a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon and didn't see anyone in the park at all. If you're in the area, it's worth driving or walking by. I've never seen a giant acorn before,...More

1  Thank purpleinopp
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In front of Memorial Auditorium at the bottom of Fayetteville Street
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