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Boll Weevil Monument

Address: Downtown Square, Enterprise, AL
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Enterprise
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & 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, Sights & 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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Columbus
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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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168 reviews 168 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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