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Boll Weevil Monument

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Address: Downtown Square, Enterprise, AL
Description: Statue erected in 1919 in honor of the boll weevil, which bought both...
Statue erected in 1919 in honor of the boll weevil, which bought both destruction and renewal to local farmers.
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Boll weevil

Dr. George Washington Carver is the person that changed their lives by educating them about the peanut and not a word of mention of him get real. People have also ran their cars... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Grubbman21
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Enterprise, Alabama
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Enterprise, Alabama
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Dr. George Washington Carver is the person that changed their lives by educating them about the peanut and not a word of mention of him get real. People have also ran their cars into this eyesore bouncing off of it and hitting parked cars and knocking down the pretty light post.

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Dothan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I wouldn't travel much out of my way to see the Boll Weevil monument. After all, it's only a statue of a bug. But, hey, it's a big bronze statue of a bug! How often do you get to see one of those? It is in the center of the street in downtown Enterprise, so it's a little hard to... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

When have you visited a Monument that is literally in the middle of a Roadway? How about in the middle of an intersection, but without a place to be out of the traffic? Well after you've been here you can click off both of those items. It's an incredibly over-sized rendition of a Boll Weevil and a Large plaque that... More 

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Destin, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

In the middle of this cute little town. If you dont know why that bug is important you need to ask someone, im glad to see it on top of the monument. Dont blink or you'll miss it.

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Columbus
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Where can you see a monument to a pest but downtown Enterprise, Alabama?? Lots of history around this monumnet and worth stepping into traffic for a photo!

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16 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Perched in the middle of a fountain with a small wrought iron fence sits the Boll weevil monument. The ivory woman holds a large black boll weevil high above her head displaying it to the passing cars that whiz past her spot in the middle of the intersection. Although an interesting piece of history, it's nothing to write home about.... More 

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Daleville, Alabama
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Nothing against the statue, but it's a small circle in the center of the road, with a relatively small statue. I thought it was cute, and if you're gonna be living in the area, it's worth the drive to see it -but it's not really a "photo op" type monument. Again, it's cute, and I don't want to degrade the... More 

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Well its interesting, nothing wrong with it, its just in a odd location. Don't go out of your way to see it, but if you passing through look at it. It's kinda in a dangerous place, there is no way to look close at it without risking getting run over by a car! The statue is actually smaller than a... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

I always wanted to see this. Maybe I built it up too much. I was disappointed at its size. Just laughed when I finally saw it.

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Umatilla, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We went a little out of our way to go past this statue because my boys learned about it in their Agriculture Class (even though we live in Florida). It is in the middle of a busy downtown street, so we didn't stop. It is an interesting part of our history.

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