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Pullen Park

408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606-2149
+1 919-996-6468
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Ordinary Park

This is very ordinary park, nothing to visit as such and not a tourism place. There is no point in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fun day

Pulled Park is a great place to plan several hours with the family. So much history with rides and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (168 reviews)
“paddle boats” (276 reviews)
“merry go round” (98 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606-2149
+1 919-996-6468
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is very ordinary park, nothing to visit as such and not a tourism place. There is no point in visiting for the tourists. Could be good for local joggers. There is one train which takes you around the part but nothing special as such

Thank akhilesh205
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pulled Park is a great place to plan several hours with the family. So much history with rides and fun. Lots of area to walk around, good parking and not too expensive. A good time as long as the weather is good.

Thank BobbiP2003
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had time before my flight and stopped at this quaint spot filled with inexpensive rides and free activities for families. I spent a joyful hour relaxing there and the decision made my day.

Thank jpbmn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the fun park including a train that adults and children can ride for a dollar each. There are also paddleboats and rowboat you can rent for five dollars. This park is nice just to be able to walk around and enjoy a nice...More

Thank ginnyp17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family has had birthday celebrations for young children using one of the picnic tables with a shelter. There are lots of other regular picnic tables in the open. Only drawback is that you have to contact City f Raleigh to reserve a shelter. The...More

Thank swimback
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to take the kids to run around like little heathens when the weather is good. They can go bonkers on the train ride, or lose their little minds choosing what to ride on the carousel. And, admittedly, as an adult,...More

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best hidden secrets of Raleigh. There are so many things to do including just sitting, relaxing and enjoying being outdoors. Thank you Pullen Park for always getting better too!

Thank 398ethanl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have taken my grandson here many times. The equipment is plentiful and well maintained and the train rides and carousel are awesome for kids and adults. They have a place to get healthy snacks and drinks as well.

Thank gibson20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park is amazingly clean and peaceful. The carousel and train ride were smooth and enjoyable. The staff was very perlite.

Thank Lechemi816
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of equipment for all ages. Beautiful carousel. Food at concessions is average for a park. Very reasonable charges for train and carousel.

Thank edbo2121
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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.
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.
4 July 2017|
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Response from Sonja B | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Keep your dog on a leash and attended at all times, and be prepared to clean up after it. Dogs are not allowed in play areas, on the carousel, or on the train. Other than that, Pullen Park is dog-friendly!