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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 2 weeks ago
TheTikiTravelPlanner
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San Antonio, Texas
Been visiting the Monument since the 60's.

Half my family is from Enterprise AL (is still there). So every time I visit town I stop by to see... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
fuvest
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Los Angeles, California
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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??

Thank TheTikiTravelPlanner
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 7 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 7 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 22 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 5 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 19 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

1  Thank srpanderson70
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Very small monument and it reminds me of National Lampoon's European Vacation... "look kids its the Boll Weebil Monument".. that is about it. I told the kids the story of what the bug did.. but it was about 1 minute of conversation. sorry bug monument...More

1  Thank mokakody
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