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Pullen Park

408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606-2149
+1 919-996-6468
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An Amazing Park

What a beautiful park! Pullen Park, dedicated in 1887, was the first public park in North... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert P
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Chesterfield, Virginia
Good place but not for teenagers

This place is very good for outdoor picnic with family and friends but not worthy for teens as they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
patel1981
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Richard Stanhope Pullen founded Pullen Park on March 22, 1887. Once farmland, Mr. Pullen donated the land as a gift to the City of Raleigh to be used as parkland. He characterized it as on old cow pasture, red and rocky. He intended this land to be used for the recreation use and pleasure of the inhabitants and the visitors to the City of Raleigh. Through his visions, Pullen Park became the first public park in North Carolina.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (171 reviews)
“paddle boats” (280 reviews)
“merry go round” (103 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606-2149
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"train ride"
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"paddle boats"
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"merry go round"
in 103 reviews
"historic carousel"
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"small train"
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"indoor carousel"
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"mini train"
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"playground equipment"
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"all ages"
in 90 reviews
"andy griffith"
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"per ticket"
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"aquatic center"
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"great playground"
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"snack bar"
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"concession stand"
in 23 reviews
"picnic area"
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"small lake"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a beautiful park! Pullen Park, dedicated in 1887, was the first public park in North Carolina. It is the fifth oldest operating amusement park in the United States and the sixteenth 16th oldest in the world. It consists of nearly 65 acres with a...More

Thank Robert P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very good for outdoor picnic with family and friends but not worthy for teens as they don't have anything to do. There are rides and swings and slides but only for younger kids. Park is well maintained but I still find there...More

Thank patel1981
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s not Disneyland, but Raleigh’s Pullen Park has a magical charm all its own and is the epitome of a city park. Raleigh residents enjoy spending time at their beautifully-landscaped park, and those from outside the Capitol City area will likewise find it a rewarding...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park, right next to NC State. Lots of walking trails, a small train, and don't forget the gorgeous carousel.

Thank David P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable the park was clean family friendly easy to get to lots of space clean rest area the park has something for everyone from pool for swimming boating out on the water

Thank jameskC1684YT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a fun afternoon for young children ? This is a great choice. Location is central to greater Triangle area. Have fun.

Thank charlandp
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No entrance fee to use the par. There are costs to ride the train, paddle boats, etc. This park provides activities for both kids and adults. Kids can ride the train, you can get a snack at the concession stand and adults can walk around...More

Thank debbiekubiet1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being recent movers to the Raleigh area, when our granddaughters came to visit we were looking for things to do. Discovered Pullen Park and what a surprise. Beautiful park with 4 or five rides for the kids. Tix for the rides were only $1 each....More

Thank powchesco
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

great place to have a picnic. play with kids. go for a walk. boat ride. train ride. Just a great place to go and have lunch and have a great afternoon with family and friends. Very pretty park.

Thank sharon_landsberg1970
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Pulled park has beautiful surroundings, a merry go round, train rides and walking trails for all ages, but my favorite thing is the statue of Andy and Opie walking to their fishing hole with rods slung over their shoulders.

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Lisa P
24 January 2018|
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Response from debbiekubiet1 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, There is no fee for park entrance or parking. There are fees for using paddle boats, etc.
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Sherri H
2 September 2017|
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Response from Thomas L | Reviewed this property |
Pretty much open year round.
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pulaskipyo7
30 July 2017|
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Response from Smirkin | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. I would try one of the local lakes instead. Many of them have paddle boats and are dog friendly.
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