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Boll Weevil Monument

Downtown Square, Enterprise, AL
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Enterprise
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Owner description: Statue erected in 1919 in honor of the boll weevil, which bought both destruction and renewal to...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Owner description: Statue erected in 1919 in honor of the boll weevil, which bought both destruction and renewal to local farmers.

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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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163 reviews 163 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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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14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Dawson, Georgia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

A little smaller 'bug' than I had anticipated...nice monument, kinda hard to get a pic cause its in the middle of main st.

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Birmingham, AL
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30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Interesting monument. Nothing to see really. I wouldn't make a special trip, but since my husband's family lives in Enterprise we took the kids to see it. My daughter was able to answer a question in school that her teacher asked about where the monument was located. She was the only one in her class that knew about it, so... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I think this monument is a beautiful piece of history. It's a reminder of a horrible event in agriculture history that destroyed the mainstay crop, cotton, but led the way to the development of a bigger crop, peanuts. Why not a statue to a bug? It's original and part of the local heritage. It's in the middle of the intersection... More 

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Enterprise, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This monument is only about 15 feet tall and sits very unflatteringly in the middle of a 4-way intersection. It is more of a hazard to vehicle safety than anything else as drivers actually have to divert around it as they traverse through. The question at hand is, "is it worth the trip?' Well, I suppose that if you're already... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Great piece of history! A monument dedicated to a BUG! When the Boll Weevil destroyed the cotton crops of the South, the area had to come up with another cash crop to support them. What did they come up with? PEANUTS! This new crop turned into a bigger money maker than the cotton and prosperity spread throughout the land. Happy... More 

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