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Address: Moore Square, Raleigh, NC 27601

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dont know why but I love this thing!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Kate M
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Raleigh, NC
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Raleigh, NC
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 be part of it, but its quite a sight.

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Raleigh NC, United States
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 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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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 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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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 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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103 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 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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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 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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2 Thank michaelsP3468JW
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 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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72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 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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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 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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