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Pullen Park

408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606-2149
+1 919-996-6468
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Wonderful Time

Family and grandchildren had a wonderful time in this park. Stayed most of the day entertaining the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
via mobile
Great place to hang out, have a picnic, bring the family, or just relax.

Pullen Park has a little something for everyone. It has a great kids play area, plenty of picnic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wendell, North Carolina
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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” (168 reviews)
“paddle boats” (276 reviews)
“merry go round” (98 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606-2149
+1 919-996-6468
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family and grandchildren had a wonderful time in this park. Stayed most of the day entertaining the kids and enjoying watching them. Would recommend the rides.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pullen Park has a little something for everyone. It has a great kids play area, plenty of picnic places, lots of shade trees, and nice walkways. For just $1 person, you can ride the train around the park, or go for a carousel ride. Plus...More

Thank sept28gm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you walk the lake or play in the playground, Pullin Park will quickly become your Go-to spot in downtown Raleigh!! After 10 years being gone from Raleigh, we visited during Thanksgiving break and Pullin Park was our meeting place on two occasions. The park...More

Thank Mom42sons
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful playground for young through preteen, handicapped swings, train, small boats, paddle boats and historic carousel. Large area for playing, picnic tables and grills. Lake for paddle boats or watching geese. Snack bar with sandwich choices but expensive. Tickets to the train, children boats and...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honestly, any park with a rideable train is going to be a big hit with our LO, and it's probably safe to assume that's the case for any families with young children. Account for the fact that the rides are only a buck each and...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to kill some time before my flight home, and after I ate at Chucks downtown Raleigh. What a nice park, with multiple trails and a pond/stream, and some rides for kids - merry go round and a train.

Thank JayCes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is very ordinary park, nothing to visit as such and not a tourism place. There is no point in visiting for the tourists. Could be good for local joggers. There is one train which takes you around the part but nothing special as such

Thank akhilesh205
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pulled Park is a great place to plan several hours with the family. So much history with rides and fun. Lots of area to walk around, good parking and not too expensive. A good time as long as the weather is good.

Thank BobbiP2003
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I had time before my flight and stopped at this quaint spot filled with inexpensive rides and free activities for families. I spent a joyful hour relaxing there and the decision made my day.

Thank jpbmn
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This is the fun park including a train that adults and children can ride for a dollar each. There are also paddleboats and rowboat you can rent for five dollars. This park is nice just to be able to walk around and enjoy a nice...More

Thank ginnyp17
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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.
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.
3 July 2017|
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Response from Sonja B | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Keep your dog on a leash and attended at all times, and be prepared to clean up after it. Dogs are not allowed in play areas, on the carousel, or on the train. Other than that, Pullen Park is dog-friendly!