Orange, Virginia: Giant Nutcracker Head

A paint company purchased a warehouse from a paving company and converted the tar silo into a giant nutcracker head.
268 Blue Ridge Dr., Orange, VA
Behind the gas station at Berry Hill Road/Hwy 20 and Blue Ridge Dr.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Giant Nutcracker Head

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Giant Nutcracker Head

To clarify directions: Make sure you enter Blue Ridge DRIVE, not ROAD. Best might be to go to Berry Hill Road and Blue Ridge Drive; that's where it is. There are many No Trespassing signs, and the gas station folks were unfriendly. But looks cool and worth the detour.

[The G's, 02/23/2012]

Nutcracker head silo.

Giant Nutcracker Head

A paint company in Orange Virginia purchased a warehouse from a paving company a few years back and converted the tar silo into a giant nutcracker head. It's an odd thing to see from the road but get up closer to it to admire its real majesty. I hear they light it up for the Christmas holidays.

[Cris Swanlund, 09/05/2008]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Arm of Stonewall JacksonArm of Stonewall Jackson, Fredericksburg, VA - 21 mi.
Graffiti House - Civil War Cavalry Battle HospitalGraffiti House - Civil War Cavalry Battle Hospital, Brandy Station, VA - 21 mi.
Pyramid: Knights of the Golden HorseshoePyramid: Knights of the Golden Horseshoe, Elkton, VA - 25 mi.
In the region:
Pickle and Ice Cream Cone, Haymarket, VA - 47 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

January 19, 2018

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Virginia Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Weeki Wachee, Weeki Wachee, Florida (Jan 15-21, 2018)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from Subscribe now! Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now