Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, Wilson

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Imagine a place where vibrant color, dynamic motion, and rhythmic sound dazzle the senses, a public park and outdoor museum where local community and international visitors alike can gather around the iconic, monumental, wind-powered sculptures of world-renowned artist and engineer Vollis Simpson. A one-of-a-kind art park in the heart of Historic Downtown Wilson, NC, NOW OPEN, provides fascinating artistic, educational, and recreational opportunities at the intersection of art and science.
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  • Visit on a sunny, windy day and discover what a magic place this is. You can see the whole thing in under a half an hour, but you could also spend most of the day if you wanted to examine each work... 
    Visit on a sunny, windy day and discover what a magic place this is. You can see the whole thing in under a half an hour, but you could also spend most of the day if you wanted to examine each work...  more »
  • What a great little stop. It's the centerpiece of a town that's repurposing itself. We needed a place to stop off of 95 on the way north from Fl and toured the area. This was a very pleasant... 
    What a great little stop. It's the centerpiece of a town that's repurposing itself. We needed a place to stop off of 95 on the way north from Fl and toured the area. This was a very pleasant...  more »
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  • Really unique place to come and see some impressive art. If you're in the area, it's definitely worth a stop at this well maintained park. Massive colorful "windmills" scattered across the park are impressive and something like I've never seen before. While the park is small, there's also a stage and some places to grab a bite. Check the parks schedule, because it looks like the town puts on multiple events a year here. A clean town is in walking distance with some boutique style shopping. A very cool find.
  • I have visited here twice it’s absolutely amazing what this man did. I have been building small scale things for over forty years and would be lucky to have built one of these large ones in a lifetime. I study them and realize how resourceful he was, I recognize many parts they are composed of but would have never thought of to use them together the way he did. I can’t help but wonder when did he sleep as many as he built. I would love to have had the honor of meeting him, one of the Greatest Generation.

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