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Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The passion ran deep for this artist...

The teens weren’t into it, but what do you expect in the age of video games and the endless... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
New York, New York, United States
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A must-see for any kinetic art fan

Vollis Simpson's lifetime of moving creations have been lovingly and painstakingly restored, and... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“his creations”(5 reviews)
“moving parts”(2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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301 Goldsboro St S, Wilson, NC 27893-4905
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

The teens weren’t into it, but what do you expect in the age of video games and the endless pursuits on social media? This was a nice stop, on a day passing through Wilson, NC.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BeMoore33
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Vollis Simpson's lifetime of moving creations have been lovingly and painstakingly restored, and re-located to downtown Wilson, on the long-barren site of a tobacco warehouse that burned to the ground in the late 1980s. The Whirligigs are a riot of color, shapes and themes, and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KurtS84
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Wow, what imagination. Can't ride any, but you can really enjoy watching them with a good breeze. It's a hidden gem.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bonzaiflyer
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The park is based on the work of a local guy who started his work making whirligigs as self entertainment and for the good of others. For some the word whirligig sounds like an item in the backyard that whirls or moves when there is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank asburydan40
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We attended the Whirlygig Festival this weekend. It was fabulous! The park was the perfect setting for the festival. There’s green grass everywhere. My grandkids loves watching the whirlygigs spin.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tinisa7
Reviewed 6 November 2018

It is a great place just to walk and relax and enjoy the Whirligigs that Vollis Simpson created. You can walk your dog as there are baggies provided for your convenience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This is something people of all ages will love to see. I did not know it was there, but drove by and stopped. Very glad I did. Recommend it to anyone.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VTyankee
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We made this an intentional stop on our way to the Outer Banks. We stayed the night locally so we could take in this folk art display and learn something about the man behind it all. We went before the sun was setting and stayed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cindy E
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Vast,Beautiful and intricate collection of whirligigs in one square in Wilson, NC. The art has to be one of the largest collections in the world and it doesn't disappoint. If the wind is blowing, the structures move and whirl. Definitely worth a visit. Get off...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pemo12018
Reviewed 24 October 2018

A must stop if you are in Wilson. Whimsical collection of art made from scrap metal. They have their Whirligig Festival in a few weeks. Don't miss it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SCCLane
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23 July 2016|
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Response from ejohnsonc62 | Reviewed this property |
Open 24-7. It is an outdoor venue.