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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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This is an odd one

Not like there is much to see, but it is a unique monument to the agricultural pest, the Boll Weevil. It's in the middle of the intersection so getting up close is tricky

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2016
Wyosoldier
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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310 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Not like there is much to see, but it is a unique monument to the agricultural pest, the Boll Weevil. It's in the middle of the intersection so getting up close is tricky

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Alexandria, Virginia
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 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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Thank LeeinVAUSA
Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

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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Thank Ltsteve35210
Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 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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Thank DD_Swan
Enterprise,AL, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 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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