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Address: Downtown Square, Enterprise, AL
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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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Extraordinary sight that all visitors must see. Quaint little downtown area, with unique shops surrounding this square. Not what I expected, but worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Wayne H
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What else but a 1919 monument to the Boll Weevil! This unfortunate pest brought down the cotton crop but allowed the development of more diverse and more profitable agricultural interests like peanuts.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Statue is located right in the center of downtown. I am told, tourist regularly, park their cars, and walk into the street to have their picture taken with the statue. It's pretty comical to me, but hey it's listed as #2 thing to do when in town! lol

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Birmingham, Alabama
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extraordinary sight that all visitors must see. Quaint little downtown area, with unique shops surrounding this square. Not what I expected, but worth the visit.

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Thank Wayne H
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice historical marker with information, but the real attraction in she statue. It is in the middle of main street and is surrounded by a small fountain. Worth a look and yes you can walk out to it and get a picture. Very nice at night as well.

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Thank Todd W
Florida
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63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Well preserved for how long it has been there. The monument is in the middle of an intersection, you need to park and get out of your vehicle to see it unless driving by it is good enough.

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Thank MaggieTraveler007
Enterprise, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

It is the only monument in the world, dedicated to a bug. Interesting story and beautiful, friendly Southern city!

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Enterprise, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

There is a monument in the middle of the busy downtown district. It is somewhat dangerous to try to get to the middle of the road to take any pictures. Do not go visit during typical rush hours because the locals will run you over.

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Enterprise,AL, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This is the only monument to an insect in the world and Enterprise, AL is a very interesting city with a very interesting history. Beauty and friendly southern town! Come and enjoy!

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Del Rio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting monument to a very destructive insect. The story behind the monument is the most interesting as the monument itself is not. It's a rather large edifice in the middle of the street in downtown Enterprise. The Boll Weevil is perched atop the large structure and could easily be overlooked. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit... More 

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Hueytown, Alabama
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Strange monument in recognition of a pest outbreak that ended up diversifying the locale economy. The monument itself is an odd statue of a lady holding a giant Boll Weevil...

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