2013 Best Small Towns in America
Contest ends: September 3, 2013
249 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
4 Votes - "Friendliest"
3 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
1 Votes - "Best For Food"
1 Votes - "Most Fun"
Enterprise derives much of its patriotism from nearby Fort Rucker, the Home of Army Aviation. The town has also been named a Retiree Model City, ranking in the top 25 towns for military to retire. Discover the largest collection of Army aircraft in America at the Army Aviation Museum.
But Enterprise has much more to offer besides patriotism. If you are looking for some Southern hospitality, downtown Enterprise is the place to go. Find shopping and dining in addition to an interactive art studio, museums and bed and breakfasts. The town prides itself on finding the perfect balance between traditional Southern charm and progress, hence the nickname, the City of Progress.
Don’t miss the Depot Museum in a train station from 1903, the petting zoo, a historic cotton gin, farms and farmers markets. Newly opened Bamajam Farms boasts water and equestrian parks, ATV trails, bumper boats, canoeing, a fitness center, and fishing, golfing and camping—outdoors adventures for the whole family.
Enterprise plays host to many unique events including the World's Smallest St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Aviation Expo, and the Boll Weevil Festival. Come for Summer Fest, the Piney Woods Arts Festival, or Freedom Fest, too. See what else is going on here in local reviews.
- Whether you call it the Home of the Boll Weevil or the City of Progress, Enterprise is a great town. Many great Americans call it home and many American and international visitors have stopped in to just look around. Its patriotic for sure . . . hopefully it'll be documented the most patriotic! GO CATS !!
- on May 30, 2012
- Enterprise, Alabama is your gateway to Fort Rucker! Located in Southeast Alabama, Enterprise is home to a wide selection of attractions, accommodations, dining, art events, history, meeting space, and sports facilities that will exceed your expectations! Here in Enterprise, the City of Progress, we are always combining our rich history with new and unique attractions. Whether you are here for a quick stopover or a meeting, we are waiting for your arrival!Enterprise is also your beach stopover destination! Conveniently located 85 miles South of Montgomery, and 94 miles from Panama City Beach, on Highway 167, Enterprise is your connection to Highway 84 East and West, U.S. 27 North and South, and Highway 167 North and South, as well as the fastest way to the Florida beaches. The City of Progress is recognized worldwide for our unique attractions. The Boll Weevil Monument, the only monument in the world dedicated to a pest, is located in our downtown square, reminding visitors of our agricultural past, and present. The Enterprise Visitor Center, Depot Museum, and Pea River Historical Society all teach visitors of the diverse history of the area. Make sure to stop by Sessions peanuts, where they have been making peanut products since the early 1900s. Enterprise is only 7 miles west of Fort Rucker, the home of U.S. Army Aviation. The Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker houses over 160 military aircraft, the largest collection of Army Aviation aircraft in the country. Enterprise is known for their connection to art. The Coffee County Arts Alliance brings national performing acts to the Enterprise area, as well as hosts the Piney Woods Arts Festival every March. The Downtown Enterprise Business Association brings events such as Summer Fest, in May, and the Boll Weevil Festival, in October. Enterprise is also home to the brand new, state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center, which seats 1,850 people, and showcases all types of performances.Lookin
- on May 9, 2012
- I was born on Ft.Rucker but my Dad was stationed out of there before I was old enough to really enjoy...I do plan to return one so I may see what I missed...
- on May 8, 2012
- Looking at the pictures, they are proud of their town & country.
- on May 8, 2012
- Enterprise is an awesome place close to Fort Rucker. We are so proud of our heroes!
- on May 3, 2012