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Raleigh, North Carolina: Big Acorn

"Nutzilla" is a mega-squirrel size tribute to Raleigh, "City of Oaks." Built in 1991; moved to new locations over time.

City Plaza

443 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC
East side of Fayetteville St in City Plaza.
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Big Acorn.

Big Acorn

The Big Acorn is in a new location: City Plaza, 443 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC.

[Mark H., 06/15/2023]
Big Acorn

We tried to check it out on 12/28/22 and it was missing from the spot. There was a sign, but no acorn.

[Wendy, 12/30/2022]

The acorn is removed toward the end of December to be dropped on New Year's Eve like the ball in New York's Times Square. Then it's returned to its rest-of-the-year spot.

Big acorn.

Big Acorn

The Big Acorn. Very big.

[Christopher Elston, 11/04/2022]

Big Acorn.

Big Acorn

The Big Acorn is in a small park that is part of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

[Brynn S., 02/27/2020]

Giant acorn.

Big Acorn

The acorn is in the center of a park that is close to the bus station. I'd recommend going early in the day.

[Shannon Hiser, 08/27/2016]

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