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Boll Weevil Monument

Downtown Square, Enterprise, AL
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Small dedication to a local hero

The location of this monument is weird and if you aren't looking you will actually miss the boll... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2017
Jess R
via mobile
8' statue in the middle of a 10' fountain.

Sitting in the middle of "Main" street & College St this fountain is 10' to 12' wide with squirting... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2017
Robert M
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Enterprise, Alabama
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Statue erected in 1919 in honor of the boll weevil, which bought both destruction and renewal to local farmers.
  • Excellent36%
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  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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Downtown Square, Enterprise, AL
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Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

The location of this monument is weird and if you aren't looking you will actually miss the boll weevil itself. It is small and perched on top of a massive white fountain in the middle of an intersection on Main Street. A lot of people...More

Thank Jess R
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

Sitting in the middle of "Main" street & College St this fountain is 10' to 12' wide with squirting water jets. In the middle is about an 8' tall female statue (white marble in color) holding, in her hands, above her head an overly large,...More

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Although smaller than you might expect, this local treasure commemorates the boll weevil's huge impact on the local economy. It is definitely worth a little study and a quick visit, even if it is a little out of your way.

Thank Layne M
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Reviewed March 2, 2017

Great little monument, Im not sure why it's more important to credit a bug instead of George Washington Carver "The Farmer's Best Friend" who is the real reason for the recovery of the crop. Maybe it's a southern thing? Anyway, it's a nice monument but,...More

Thank 1LuckyDaddy
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Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

There is a statue of a woman holding a big insect standing in the middle of Main Street. A small plaque nearby says the statue was erected to express appreciation for the boweevil. This is (supposedly) the only monument built in honor of an agricultural...More

Thank Melodycthomas
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Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

We were here last yr, 2016. Got a tour of the town & its history from husband's former youth group member & girlfriend 🤔 (40 yrs ago..I got the prize 37 yrs ago). I got my picture taken w the boll weevil w traffic whizzing...More

Thank flowersarethebomb
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Reviewed December 6, 2016

Strange piece of architecture commemorating an odd piece of local history. The Boll Weevil Monument seems also to mark the middle of Enterprise Main Street, a pleasant place to visit all on its own. Certainly worth a look. Looked very festive when I was there.

Thank DecoDoppler
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Reviewed November 12, 2016

This is something really neat to check out. You can't go wrong. It's also just neat to see. Stop & learn about Enterprise's history.

Thank Luke D
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Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

After a few times visiting enterprise I finally saw the statue. The statue is in the middle of the road so it is hard to miss.

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Its a small monument in the middle of mainstreet but worth the effort to see once. It states it's the only monument dedicated to a bug.When were there the town had the monument fountain decorated for the high school homecoming. It is my understanding that...More

Thank Sara T
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