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“If you are near this monument you must go because there is a great strange reason for it”

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 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 important to a town's economy. Not to mention, the only town with a monument to an insect that devastated its economy. Yet the insect helped steer the town's economy in a different direction. So if you are in the area, a trip to downtown Enterprise, AL is well worth the stop and look. Visit the shops and meet the people, if you haven't been there, it is a quite town with nice people living and working there.

Thank fuvest
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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 monument is a great talking piece and a conversation starter.
While here, please, visit the area shops and breakfast/lunch/dinner. My favorite is Annie's; except on SAT-SUN, Annies is closed.

Thank Don P
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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
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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!

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