Whimsical World of Wilson’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

Whimsical World of Wilson's Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

Y’all, there is just something about getting outside and exploring all that neighboring towns have to over. Since coming back from Nashville, we have been taking small day trips to neighboring towns. On most of these trips, some antiquing/thrift store shopping is involved. This particular Saturday afternoon started as a trip to a huge rummage warehouse and ended up with us exploring Wilson’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park.

Now if you have been following me for a while, you know that I have actually written about the Whirligig Park several times. I actually wrote about it when the statues in the park were actually located somewhere else. At the time, it was called Acid Park, and it had a spooky history behind it. Then I attended a wedding festival at the actual park. But this was my first time checking it when there was nothing going on.

Whimsical World of Wilson's Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

It was very peaceful, to say the least, and next time we go are probably going to take lunch to eat and watch the whirligigs spin.

Whimsical World of Wilson's Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

As we walked around, we were impressed by the amount of intricate detail that went into each piece of art. We were also impressed by how each design is unique. And you have to marvel at did they install all the pieces and wonder how they were able to move the pieces from their original place, Acid Park to downtown Wilson. I can’t even begin to think of how much time and energy was spent bringing these pieces to life. It is a little overwhelming if you think about it like that.

The day we went wasn’t a very windy day, but there was still a slight breeze so we were able to have the full whirligig experience. We were also able to visit the museum to find out the backstory of some of the pieces.

Whimsical World of Wilson's Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

I will definitely be going back to experience this unique place. But it will probably be in the fall as this is an open-air park with just a few spots for shade.

Author’s Note: When you go, be ready to be amazed by the colorful and vibrant world of Wilson’s Whirligig Park! Take a blanket and picnic. This outdoor sculpture park features over 30 larger-than-life whirligigs, all created by local artist Vollis Simpson. Each one is a unique work of art that spins and twirls with the wind, creating a magical experience for visitors of all ages. From giant flying pigs to towering hot air balloons, there’s something here to delight everyone.

The park is located at 301 Goldsboro Street S. in Wilson, NC. For more information check out their website.

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