Be Prepared for a Wild Ride at the Acid Park in North Carolina

 - Sep 29, 2011
References: strangeusa & atlasobscura
As the common myth suggests, the Acid Park in North Carolina is modeled after a tragic loss of a drug-induced teen suicide. However, the real truth behind the trippy drug park is a lot less controversial, as it was actually created by artist Vollis Simpson as public art for patrons of the area to enjoy. If you are brave enough to venture over to this alleged monument for the "dead teen," you will have to enjoy the artwork from afar, as these masterpieces are on personal property and trespassers will be prosecuted.

Despite the two conflicting stories of its origins, in reality the Acid Park is a whimsical whirlwind of wheels made from recycled car parts and reflectors. Simpson calls these creations whirligigs, which are positioned in his backyard in a cluster of eight gigantic monuments. Based on common misconceptions and perpetual myths, the legendary Acid Park now exists as a desolate park to some, and a spooky monument to others.