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Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

Wilson, North Carolina

 

Here is something great to see with your family. The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson, North Carolina. It has just opened November 2017. The museum for Vollis Simpson is still being worked on and will be opened soon.

The Park has a lot of Vollis Whirligigs. They are fantastic and very creative! All the Whirligigs are designed and built by Vollis Simpson.

When Vollis turned 65 years old, he retired and started collecting industrial salvage, old machinery parts, and other items that were decrepit. Watch his documentary.

He started putting his whirligigs on his farm that he had. After a while, the whirligigs got a lot of attention.

In 2010 The City of Wilson, North Carolina made plans to dedicate a park to him, but unfortunately Vollis passed in 2013 never seeing the park that bared his name.

To get more info about the park: www.wilsonwhirligigpark.org

 

   

Whirligig Festival

Downtown Historic Wilson

 

Vollis Simpson Whirligigs were so popular and the park opening was so big that the City of Wilson decided to have The Whirligig Festival to celebrate the opening of the park.

It was held in the Historic Downtown. There was bands, crafts to buy, and a lot vendors selling food.

Downtown Wilson has a lot to see. Here is the URL to check out Wilson, North Carolina:  www.wilsonnc.org 

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