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Pullen Park

408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606-2149
+1 919-996-6468
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Fun park for young kids

This is such a cool park. I have been bringing my kids here for years starting from age 2. You... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Craig M
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Fun throwback park

Great, inexpensive place to visit and let the kids run wild. Nice for couples if they want to walk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ASBx
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Bronx, New York
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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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"train ride"
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"paddle boats"
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"merry go round"
in 105 reviews
"historic carousel"
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"playground equipment"
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"small train"
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"mini train"
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"indoor carousel"
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"all ages"
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"andy griffith"
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"aquatic center"
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"per ticket"
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"great playground"
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"snack bar"
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"concession stand"
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"picnic area"
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"small lake"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located next to the NC State University campus, Pullen Park is a nice place to spend a few hours with the kids. There is an indoor carousel as well as an outdoor train ride. There's a small lake/ pond and picnic tables as well. This...More

Thank Jon A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun inexpensive park for taking young children. There are several rides the children enjoy, especially the train. Tickets are cheap. The food is not particularly good. I would suggest you take a picnic lunch when you go.

Thank NaNee68
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Pullen Park when our kids and grandkids were here from Canada - something for everyone - the kids (late 40s) went for a run, the teenager enjoyed the history of the carousel and walking the trails, the Little’s had a blast on the...More

Thank MarriedACanadian96
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Pullen several times, once with my nephew, and for hosting a carnival back in 2015. It has truly grown into a beautiful family park. They have different playgrounds for different aged children. If they want to go on a few rides,...More

Thank k8rpot8r
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice park in the city. Take a paddle boat ride on small lake, train ride for kids also. Small park for picnic maybe

Thank JANal50
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ride the small train, authentic merry-go-round, paddle boats, enjoy the park swings, picnic shelters, walk around the lake, eat ice cream, lot of fun activities here.

Thank Anthony H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the train, the merry-go-round, the boats. Great way to spend an afternoon. We went and it was super hot, so were happy to find out the merry-go-round was inside!

Thank RuckinBrit .
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Lisa P
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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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