Hillsborough, North Carolina: Daniel Boone - Pioneer Giant

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The Shops at Daniel Boone Village

104 Daniel Boone St., Hillsborough, NC
100 yards north of Interstate 85 exit 164, turn right into The Shops at Daniel Boone Village past Shell station.
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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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