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Boll Weevil Monument

It's nothing special, but definitely a place you should visit in Enterprise, as the monument aims... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
juliarese
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Cordoba, Argentina
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If you are near this monument you must go because there is a great strange reason for it

I'm not going to give away the reason for this monument but if you are in Enterprise you need to... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
TheTikiTravelPlanner
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San Antonio, Texas
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Statue erected in 1919 in honor of the boll weevil, which bought both destruction and renewal to local farmers.
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Downtown Square, Enterprise, AL
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's nothing special, but definitely a place you should visit in Enterprise, as the monument aims to highlight the influence this insect had in the future introduction of peanuts in the area. It's also a reminder of how something positive may come out of a...More

Thank juliarese
Reviewed 29 September 2018

I'm not going to give away the reason for this monument but if you are in Enterprise you need to visit just to imagine what the area dealt with. You will walk away going WOW, who would have thought??

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Reviewed 14 September 2018

Half my family is from Enterprise AL (is still there). So every time I visit town I stop by to see the good old Boll Weevil. I've heard the story 1000's of times but I am still amazed how a little bug could be so...More

Thank fuvest
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This insect, the boll weevil, cause lower Alabama (LA) farmers a huge headache and a loss of income in the early 1900s. Check out wilipedia for detailed history. However, the monument is located in downtown Enterprise AL is one of those "bucket list" visits. This...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The Boll Weevil Monument stature is surrounded by water in the middle of the street in downtown Enterprise. It is the only monument in the US dedicated to a pest.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 25 July 2018

walk the shops at Main street, visit the boll weevil monument and learn the history! Then stop into Butlers Tavern for a few drinks and laughs, and head on down to Annies for Dinner!

Thank MKTravelingMed
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I had never seen this monument before and I was a little hyped up because I thought it would be bigger and taller. When we got there, it was smaller for sure. The story behind it being built is very cool though.

Thank KevinJexplore98
Reviewed 21 June 2018

The story of this monument is very interesting. The monument itself is fairly nondescript but every history buff should take a trip to the circe to see it.

Thank gmitchell4
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I live in cotton country in Tennessee, so it was interesting to see the only monument in the world to a bug! I walked all around the fountain which is in the middle of the intersection, closely examined the nearby mural, taking pictures of it...More

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 18 March 2018

It is a monument in the middle of the road in the middle of downtown Enterprise and you can't miss it or you will run over it!! It is all "Hail to the Bug" that saved this area from poverty many decades ago. It is...More

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