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“A must for fans of the Andy Griffith Show”
Review of Pullen Park

Pullen Park
Ranked #2 of 159 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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.

1  Thank gatortunor
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"train ride"
in 174 reviews
"paddle boats"
in 289 reviews
"merry go round"
in 106 reviews
"playground equipment"
in 35 reviews
"historic carousel"
in 18 reviews
"small train"
in 18 reviews
"mini train"
in 16 reviews
"indoor carousel"
in 15 reviews
"andy griffith"
in 15 reviews
"all ages"
in 92 reviews
"aquatic center"
in 13 reviews
"per ticket"
in 12 reviews
"great playground"
in 15 reviews
"snack bar"
in 28 reviews
"concession stand"
in 23 reviews
"picnic area"
in 15 reviews
"small lake"
in 18 reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Great playgrounds, ride the train and carousel for $1 each - you just can’t beat the price for the experience. They do a holiday train ride in December as well. So much fun!

Thank carolinacalm
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

A nice peaceful setting and a great walking trail around the lake. The carousel and the train have been completely renovated so it is a nice afternoon place to take the kids or go for a family outing.

1  Thank bradreeder
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Lots to do here! They have a historic carousel, a small train for the kids, indoor and outdoor pools, pond with paddle boats, a large playground for the children and very large grounds are with huge old oak trees. They even have a theatre! Beautiful!

Thank Ben G
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We took our Grandson on one of those perfect North Carolina winter saturdays and had the best time. Carousel and train the best bargain in Raleigh at $1.00 person.Free admission to park playgrounds for all ages. Concession stand really good too. All around a day we will remember and will definitely be going back.

1  Thank bbofbrklyn
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