Sights to See Now
Vollis Simpson has been making whirligigs for nearly 30 years and installing them in a field at his family’s farm. People come from all over the world to see the “Whirligig Farm” and talk to Vollis, who still works in his shop most days. In fact, the “Whirligig Farm” is the top tourist attraction in Wilson County.
Over the past year the Project has begun moving the whirligigs from the Simpson farm to a warehouse in downtown Wilson, where they are being carefully documented, assessed, repaired, and conserved. When the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park opens in 2013, all of the whirligigs will be in maximum working order and freshly painted.
Park Design Plans are at the Schematic Design Phase. Construction is expected to start in early 2013. Located in the Downtown Warehouse District, the two-acre park site is located at the corner of Goldsboro, South, and Douglas Streets.