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“Unusual” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boll Weevil Monument

Boll Weevil Monument
Downtown Square, Enterprise, AL
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Enterprise
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Owner description: Statue erected in 1919 in honor of the boll weevil, which bought both destruction and renewal to local farmers.
Enterprise, Alabama
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Unusual”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

My town has the only known monument to a pest - the boll weevil. Caused the town to diversify crops, changing up from cotton only to varied crops. Now we are noted for our peanut crops.

Visited July 2012
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The Villages, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Disappointing; not worth finding”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

After reading the story behind the monument, and there being little else to do in the area, we thought it would be a fun side-trip to see the boll weevil in person. What a disappointment! It sits in the middle of the intersection of the four main streets in the center of the historic section of town. The street is paved right up to the base of the statue, not even some flowers around it.The traffic flows so closely that you cannot get anywhere near it to see any detail. The boll weevil itself is so small that you cannot see it well from the sidewalk you are confined to.

It's kind of a shame that Enterprise doesn't do something to make the monument accessible. It's a cute monument and story, but you may as well just stop at reading about it and looking at a picture. The old section of town has some great architecture, but run down and not worth a trip.

Visited June 2012
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Enterprise, Alabama
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Downtown.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Downtown is great for shopping and lunch during the week as everything is pretty much shut down on the weekend! Monument is in the center of downtown. There is a story behind the monument but you will have to google that !

Visited May 2012
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Northport, Alabama
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Its in the way”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

You would think they would maybe make a traffic circle around it but no its right in the middle of a busy intersection, so you really can't go up and see it.

Visited May 2012
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Douglas, GA
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Not worth trying to find.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I was expecting something bigger. Poor little statue holding a really small boll weevil.

Visited May 2012
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