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Pullen Park

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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This is such a pretty park. What a great place to spend a peaceful afternoon strolling along the... read more

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Stopped in while visiting our daughter. Although we didn't ride the amusements, the walk thru the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paul H
Stafford, Virginia
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“train ride”(181 reviews)
“paddle boats”(305 reviews)
“merry go round”(112 reviews)
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...more
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408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606-2149
+1 919-996-6468
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Reviewed yesterday

This is such a pretty park. What a great place to spend a peaceful afternoon strolling along the water or enjoying the rides with your kids. Ride tickets are only $1.50. The carousel, kiddie boats, & train are 1 ticket each, and the pedal boats...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank reise3
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped in while visiting our daughter. Although we didn't ride the amusements, the walk thru the park and along the lake was very enjoyable. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a little girl, we would visit Pullen Park when visiting with family in Raleigh. I went here this past weekend so my adult children could run and it brought back pleasant memories! This is such a nice park for families with children! Plenty of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Julie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pullen Park is a great destination with the kids. We love the rides for the kids, the paddle boats, and the train. We love the old carousel and the beautifully painted, ornate horses and animals. It’s worth the short drive and reasonable expenditure. The snack...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 35805Anna
Reviewed 14 February 2019

You won't find a more family-friendly environment. Plenty of options, affordable rides, nice facilities, and accessible. They did a great job with the upgrades a couple of years ago and it is a hallmark of downtown Raleigh. Riding the train and carousel are memory-makers for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tom W
Reviewed 12 February 2019

This is not your typical city park. It is a great place to go for the kids. Lots of fun playgrounds and then the additional items like the train, merry-go-round, bumper boats etc. It's a staple in Raleigh for young children amusement.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CPMoser
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

I took my nephews here for the summer , they loved it . It was nice the train was fun and the boats too even though it was a bit too hot .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carlaacuhh
Reviewed 1 February 2019

Great local park to rent shelters, have cookouts / parties. Kids always love the beautiful carousel and the train rides.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joannab260
Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

I can remember not so long ago during tge week being the only couple st pullen park on a week day...i guess all these people from New Something found Pullen Park...Like the NC Art Museum...it too changed...not for the better either!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank johnnyquest111
Reviewed 29 January 2019

We had been to Pullen Park many times to enjoy the boats and have a picnic, but the most recent time we were there with young kids and they loved it! They were impressed with the train ride... wanted to go again and again, and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sjillh
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Elisha H
25 November 2018|
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Response from kmtom |
The paddle boats are 4 tickets each - each ticket is $1.50. The carousel, train, and kiddie boats are each 1 ticket.
25 January 2018|
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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.