Acid Park (Lucama, NC)

Many years ago, Vollis Simpson's daughter and her boyfriend decided to drop acid on the way home from the prom. The boyfriend lost con...



Many years ago, Vollis Simpson's daughter and her boyfriend decided to drop acid on the way home from the prom. The boyfriend lost control of the car around a curve and they crashed into a tree, killing the girl instantly. Bloodied and seriously injured, the young man pulled himself from the wreckage and walked to Simpson's home. He died on Simpson's front porch, but not before telling Vollis what happened to his daughter and the colorful, moving objects they saw on the ride home while on LSD.



Until his dying day, Vollis Simpson created huge, reflective whirligigs as a way to memorialize his daughter's death, warn others of the dangerous curve, and to depict what his daughter and her boyfriend saw on their deadly last ride on LSD.



Acid Park is an urban legend. The only truth to the legend is that Vollis Simpson was an artist who created whirligigs. There was a time when you could drive down to Acid Park and see tons of whirligigs, but after his death, they started moving them to downtown Wilson and now most can be found at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park.


What To Know Before You Go

GPS Coordinates: (35.658967, -78.054118)
Location: Corner of Wiggins Mill Road and Vollis Shop Road, Lucama, NC

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