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Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park- MOVED

Wiggins Mill Rd, Lucama, NC 27542
+1 252-249-8440
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Amazing artwork!

While the park isn't complete yet, the whirligigs that are standing are amazing to view. Each one... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2017
Ann G
,
Raleigh
Most whirligig have MOVED to new Wilson Whirligig Park

This listing is for the OLD park outside Wilson; we passed by here and didn't see anything. About... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2017
bfactor
,
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Apr 26, 2017
“Amazing artwork!”
Mar 24, 2017
“Most whirligig have MOVED to new Wilson Whirligig Park”
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Wiggins Mill Rd, Lucama, NC 27542
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+1 252-249-8440
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

While the park isn't complete yet, the whirligigs that are standing are amazing to view. Each one is unique and moves with the wind. Once the outdoor structure is complete for the farmer's market and the last few pieces are installed, it will be wonderful!...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

This listing is for the OLD park outside Wilson; we passed by here and didn't see anything. About 15 whirligigs are now up in a park under construction at 301 Goldsboro St S., Wilson NC. That one's worth a visit.

Thank bfactor
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

A trip by the whirligig park is a step back in time. Although a major portion of his displays have been relocated into the town of Wilson, the area is still worth the trip to visit.

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Reviewed April 26, 2016

part of the whirligigs have been refurbished and are up. landscaping still to be done so gets a little muddy following a heavy rain

Thank retta84730
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Reviewed March 10, 2016

My wife and I decided to take a side trip to see the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson, NC - sounded interesting. It sure was! Mr. Simpson was a retired metalworker who found he had too much time on his hands and metal in...More

Thank Barry M
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Reviewed November 8, 2015

Spurred on by a tip from the “Off the Beaten Path” book, we made Wilson, NC our destination. There is a teaser of a whirligig at the North Carolina Visitors Center. So that will give you an idea of what to expect. The Vollis Simpson...More

1  Thank TravelBugclu
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Reviewed October 15, 2015

The tour of the restoration facility was nothing less than phenomenal. My wife stumbled upon this attraction while researching the area around Spring Hope, where we were staying a couple of days. She learned that a tour of the restoration facility was highly recommend to...More

Thank Road_Warrior32034
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Reviewed August 3, 2015

A continuing work in progress the "Whirligig Park Project," runs the gambit from simple to complex, some "Machines" are a mere foot across while others are thirty foot! A truly amazing collection of Vollis Simpson's inventions after he retired. Don't miss the warehouse at 301...More

Thank Gary U
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Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Went here with my husband and our two year old. There are about 6 whirligigs and they're quite cool. This is clearly a park/work in progress. My son got a bigger kick out of the construction equipment than the whirligig. My biggest critique is it...More

Thank Rebecca T
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Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

I first saw these back in 1987 while attending Atlantic Christian College in Wilson NC. We would drive out to the artists house in the country to see them. We usually went at night because they had so many reflectors on them. It was called...More

Thank BonesANDFrito
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