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 community center, the Gustave A. Dentzel Carousel, kiddie boats, a one-third size, near-replica of the C.P. Huntington train, peddle boats, aquatic center, arts center, cafes, shelters, and much more. The people of Raleigh should be justly proud of this urban jewel. It was cold and raining when we were there but there were still quite a few visitors at the park. I imagine it will be packed on warm days. Despite the weather we enjoyed strolling along the paths.
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