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 shortly before 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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  1. You really REALLY need to get your facts straight. Great pics, but your information is all wrong.

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    1. You did see the final paragraph, right?

      "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."

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    2. Obviously, which is why I commented. I should have made myself clear, which I apologize. What I meant was, he was alive when they started moving his whirligigs.

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    3. Thank you. We have edited the piece.

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  2. Me and my friends went to acidpark in 1995 or 96 .i remember back then we were all tripping on acid what amazing colors to see at night.no more comments 😁

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  3. I took my family from Ohio to Wiggins rd when he would sit in the shed by the front of the driveway.
    One night we drove down the path to the left and half way down the car or a car still sat in a tree were it smashed.

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  4. Beautiful story. Thanks for the info.I would love to see more of there art work.

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