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Pullen Park

408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606-2149
+1 919-996-6468
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WONDERFUL Park and great food!

We visited with our two young kids and had a great time! The food is wonderful. A great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Florida.Girl.2006
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Alexandria, VA
Such a wonderful park!

This is a unique park with beautiful, well maintained grounds, ample playgrounds for all levels... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
photogchick
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Midwest
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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.
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“train ride” (171 reviews)
“paddle boats” (284 reviews)
“merry go round” (105 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606-2149
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+1 919-996-6468
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited with our two young kids and had a great time! The food is wonderful. A great variety, well done and actually tasty! That is fantastic for a park. The playground would have been sufficient for my oldest! She loved crawling around and enjoyed...More

Thank Florida.Girl.2006
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique park with beautiful, well maintained grounds, ample playgrounds for all levels with rubber ground and innovative design. Additionally, there are rides available on a vintage carousel, a small train and little boats -all for $1 each.

2  Thank photogchick
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many rides and it is a wonderful experience. There is a carousal, paddle boats, a train ride and amazing trails. I would definitely recommend this!!!!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy visiting Pullen Park with my now, 5 y.o. We’ve been going since he was 2. There’s plenty for the young children to do and see as well as the older children! Beautiful place to visit!

1  Thank Wendy W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the park... train fun addition.. feed fish top hill behind merry go round.. paddle boats great deal for nice day. If you have extra time go blue ridge cheap theatre to catch movie

Thank Danielle L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The City of Raleigh has done a great job with Pullen Park. The playgrounds, the train, the carousel, the paddle boats, the open spaces - all of it combines to make for fun for children and adults. Inexpensive. Picnic shelters are available throughout the park....More

1  Thank whopper007
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a few hours to let the kids get their wiggles out. It is an awesome park! The tickets for the train and carousel were $1 per person! It has several different types of play areas, a long walking path around the...More

Thank pmdockins
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This is such a cool park. I have been bringing my kids here for years starting from age 2. You can ride a train, carousel, pedal boats and playground equipment.

1  Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Great, inexpensive place to visit and let the kids run wild. Nice for couples if they want to walk around but expect there to be children running around. There are paddle boats for rent. There is also a carousel, mini locomotive and tiny boats for...More

1  Thank ASBx
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Not huge, but great playground, train was only $1 each, and it was very very pretty. Well maintained and the tulips and daffodils were gorgeous

Thank BronwenAnne
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Lisa P
25 January 2018|
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Response from ginnyp17 | Reviewed this property |
Free!!!
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Sherri H
3 September 2017|
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Response from Thomas L | Reviewed this property |
Pretty much open year round.
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pulaskipyo7
31 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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