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Pullen Park

408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606-2149
+1 919-996-6468
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Fantastic time with 2 toddlers

My grandchildren, ages 3 1/2 and 2 1/2, absolutely love this park. Free entrance with lots of play... read more

Reviewed yesterday
GolferNC62
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Great Value at Pullen Park

Awesome experience with our two granddaughters. The boats and train are lots of fun, and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
alans2016
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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” (173 reviews)
“paddle boats” (288 reviews)
“merry go round” (106 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

My grandchildren, ages 3 1/2 and 2 1/2, absolutely love this park. Free entrance with lots of play areas and things to explore. Lots of climbing, slides, and hands-on play experiences with sand and digging toys. If you want to spend just a little cash,...More

Thank GolferNC62
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome experience with our two granddaughters. The boats and train are lots of fun, and the vintage carousel is absolutely amazing. We have recommended this experience to many of our friends!

Thank alans2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My toddler loves coming to this park every time we are in Raleigh. I wish all parks were just like this one. The train is her favorite part!

1  Thank chuck a
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought I would stop by during a business trip.. The park was full of activity. The carousel had many children riding it as well as the train. Several families were lined up to do the paddle boats as well. a great place just to walk...More

Thank Teresa L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to take the kids. We have visited here several times, and the kids love it. They have train ride, carousel ride and much more, boat rentals.

Thank melldan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park is situated right beside NCSU and is convenient to Glenwood Avenue, Cameron Village and Meredith College as well. It is a such a fresh escape from stress. There are lots of activities to choose from. Parking is the only drawback.

Thank bee20152015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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.

3  Thank photogchick
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

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!!!!!

Thank lilyfayesherman
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 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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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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