We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
It is unique and come visit it

I like the attraction. It is worth a visit. And to have a picture taken with it is fun. Bring the... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2015
Winston Salem, North Carolina
City of Oaks

Check out the iconic Acorn in Moore Square, in Downtown Raleigh! A staple, celebrating the City of... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2015
Read all 40 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good17%
  • Average41%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“ball drop” (2 reviews)
“small park” (2 reviews)
“oaks” (5 reviews)
Moore Square, Raleigh, NC 27601
Write a Review
Reviews (40)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

21 - 30 of 37 reviews

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 23 January 2014

This place is easy to miss. There is a subway directly across the street. There is parking in the area for $1.00 per hour. Don't go out of you way to see this. However, it would be nice to add to your cool pictures and...More

Thank jdreynoldsjr
Reviewed 1 April 2013

We just love the Acorn! It is so cool to take the children and visitors in general there to see and to learn all about the acorn...We were there a couple of years ago and the children even polished a bit of it...Our youngest grandson...More

Thank Northcountrychick
Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

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...More

2  Thank Clay27921
Nearby Restaurants
Neomonde Mediterranean
825 reviews
1.25 km away
172 reviews
1.31 km away
Iris at NC Museum of Art
160 reviews
1.38 km away
Chubby's Tacos
97 reviews
1.42 km away
Nearby Attractions
North Carolina Museum of Art
1,465 reviews
1.39 km away
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
283 reviews
1.41 km away
Raleigh Brewing Company
37 reviews
1.32 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
24 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from James L | Reviewed this property |
In front of Memorial Auditorium at the bottom of Fayetteville Street