Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park is free and open daily, including holidays, from 5:00 am to 12:00 am
The two-acre park features 30 of Vollis Simpson’s whirligigs—including some of the largest in his life’s work.
Visitors will never be at a loss for something to do at the park. A central lawn amphitheater where everything from music to film engages audiences. The park shelter hosts the Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market, educational programs, and family fun activities. Benches, tables and chairs invite picnicking, reading, or just enjoying art and nature. Practice Tai chi, have a picnic or a family reunion, play flashlight tag among the reflective whirligigs—the possibilities are endless!
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park
301 S. Goldsboro Street
Wilson, NC 27893
P.O. Box 6161
Wilson, NC 27894
Google map directions to the Whirligig Park
The park is located in Historic Downtown Wilson which is 50 miles from Raleigh, four hours from Asheville, NC, and two short hours from the eastern coast line. The community is served by Interstate I-95, US-301, US-264 and I-795.
There is free public parking on Goldsboro Street just a little past the Whirligig Park and there is additional parking along Douglas Street.
Carolyn Hill | Visitor Service Coordinator