Raleigh, North Carolina: Big Acorn"Nutzilla" is a mega-squirrel size tribute to Raleigh, "City of Oaks."
- Blount St., Raleigh, NC
- Downtown. In the southwest corner of Moore Square, at the corner of Blount and Martin Sts.
Visitor Tips and News About Big Acorn
Across the street from the Vollis Simpson whirligigs in downtown Raleigh is the home of "the big nut." Is this the world's largest acorn?[Dean Jeffrey, 03/14/2001]
According to Smiler Nate Etheridge, "every New Year's Eve, the acorn is moved to the roof of the Raleigh Civic Center and is "dropped" at midnight as the North Carolina equivalent to the big apple/ball that drops in Times Square at the same time. 'Why an acorn,' one may ask? Well, Raleigh is known as "The City of Oaks" ..." November 2003 - Tipster Ric Carter adds "You might enjoy the recent moniker attached to the big acorn by local columnist Dennis Rogers. He dubbed it Nutzilla."