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“Nice Piece of State History”

Boll Weevil Monument
Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Enterprise
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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.
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This is another one of those historic oddities you hear about in elementary school Alabama history class. A small statue of a woman holding up a big bug, surrounded by a small fountain in the middle of a busy intersection. You gotta love it. Very nice to see in person, great oddball photo opportunity, and it is kept up very nice - despite the occasional act of vandalism from idiots who don't know how to behave. The history behind the monument was critical to agriculture fortunes of Alabama in the early 20th century. Worth a stop just passing through, and the downtown is very nice for shopping. By the way, moody teenagers probably won't care for a visit.

Thank Mark E
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Just a neat photo opportunity for anyone visiting the fine city of Enterprise. It's at the intersection to the courthouse and all of Main Street's shops. It's well lit for ideal night time photos as well.

Thank Alabama_Traveller425
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

If yiu don't mind crossing into traffic with small children and ensuring that they are stuck to your side the entire time so they do not get hit by a car, then this is a decent monument. The fact that it is in the middle of traffic makes it somewhat dangerous if you have little ones. It really is just a small fountain with the statue on top. It looks way better in pictures than it does in person.

Thank dcle7526
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

The city of Enterprise is full of history, and this Monument is a testament to that. They have a new mural that is south of the monument that helps to illustrate that time period.

Thank Caseyatthebat
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Reviewed 4 April 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 want to see it because it is supposed to be a main attraction but it's a simple drive by in my book. If you happen to be feeling brave and want a picture, try going when Main Street isn't busy so you can stand by the fountain in the middle of the intersection. Otherwise, just drive by and snap a picture out of the window if you're so inclined.

Thank Jess R
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