Hillsborough, North Carolina: Daniel Boone - Pioneer Giant (Gone)

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The Shops at Daniel Boone Village

100 yards north of Interstate 85 exit 164, turn right into The Shops at Daniel Boone Village past Shell station.
Daniel Boone - Pioneer Giant

Former shopping center mascot was taken down in Feb. 2022 and reportedly moved and hour southeast to private property in Four Oaks.

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Daniel Boone statue.

Daniel Boone - Pioneer Giant

Daniel Boone is still there in 2018, but those shops are due for a razing for development. The shops are fun antique stores -- worth the visit if you like browsing through them.

[NRNJFN, 05/03/2018]

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...

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