Wilson, North Carolina: Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

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Address:
301 Goldsboro St. SW, Wilson, NC
Directions:
I-95 exit 121. Drive east on US Hwy 264 ALT/Raleigh Rd Pkwy W. for six miles into town. Turn left at the stoplight onto Goldsboro St. SW. You'll quickly see the whirligigs on the right.
Hours:
Daily 5 AM - midnight. Lit at night. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
252-243-8440
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park.

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park
Public park features 30 giant restored whirligigs, folk art of the late Vollis Simpson, who built them in nearby Lucama. Some are 60 feet high. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [04/15/2018]

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Whirligig Park

The Whirligig Park is now open with the refurbished whirligigs. It's especially great on a windy day. They also have a Whirligig Festival once a year.

[Tracy, 07/03/2020]

Whirligigs.

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

Really special; so glad the whirligigs are maintained!

[Mac, 01/03/2018]

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

After years in the making (literally), the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in downtown Wilson officially opened in late 2017. Thirty Vollis whirligigs were moved, restored, repainted, and have now been installed. They're lit at night, and the place looks awesome!

[Dean Jeffrey, 01/01/2018]

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park.

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

The area is under construction, and the city is upgrading the park -- but you can still see the whirligigs.

[Tp, 08/14/2017]

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