Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, Wilson

4.5
#1 of 12 in Things to do in Wilson
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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  • A wonderful monument to a local folk artist who constructed these engineering marvels. We were there on a windy day- so we saw his creations twirling in all their glory. Situated in the center of town...  more »
  • A park full of inventions of a man who proves that Pasionesy hobbies have no limits!!! It is in the center of the old Town and apart from the funny thing it is very fun to look at the Whirligigs a unique park that you should see!
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  • What an amazing little gem. Beautiful park, benches where you can sit and enjoy the amazing whirligigs. Nice signage at each display. Very clean, nice restrooms on site. They appear to be preparing to open shops across the street in a beautifully renovated building. Can not wait to go back.
  • Such a unique park, definitely a must see if traveling, and a weekly staple if you're local! So beautiful and peaceful. Within walking distance to restaurants and retail, across from 217 Brew Works and Whirligig Station.

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