Hillsborough, North Carolina: Daniel Boone - Pioneer Giant

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The Shops at Daniel Boone Village

Address:
Daniel Boone St., Hillsborough, NC
Directions:
100 yards north of Interstate 85 exit 164, turn right into The Shops at Daniel Boone Village past Shell station.
Phone:
919-732-9797
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Daniel Boone - Pioneer Giant
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Daniel Boone statue. Daniel Boone - Pioneer Giant

Not really worth the stop in my opinion. Roadside America has much more fun things to see.

[John Mansfield, 10/06/2012]

The Daniel Boone is admittedly a lesser god in the pantheon of roadside giants if he's not augmented with an oil barrel fez or something....

Daniel Boone statue. Daniel Boone - Pioneer Giant

Giant Daniel Boone is standing tall! The shopping center is perhaps not the most bustling, but he is guarding his post. In a dark ironic twist, across the street is a steakhouse under construction with a full sized plaster Native American on the roof.

[A. Finnerty-Schwier, 10/20/2010]
Daniel Boone statue. Daniel Boone - Pioneer Giant

There's a statue resembling an 18th Century pioneer who led settlers from the North into North Carolina. Presently the centerpiece of a funky (but well-known) antiques mall -- The Shops at Daniel Boone Village -- in Hillsborough, a town founded in 1752 and an important Colonial center for trade and state government.

[Charles Burger, 06/09/2006]

And just north of that statue is a replica Indian village, hidden in the woods...

A Boone, not a Bunyan. Daniel Boone - Pioneer Giant

Attached is a photograph of the "Southern-style cowboy giant." The giant is in fact Daniel Boone himself. Or the North Carolina version of Daniel Boone, standing on top of a map to the Daniel Boone Plaza.

[Devin Claypool, 06/13/1998]

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