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Pullen Park

408 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606-2149
+1 919-996-6468
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A must for fans of the Andy Griffith Show

Pulled park has beautiful surroundings, a merry go round, train rides and walking trails for all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clemmons, North Carolina
Fun park, train and carousel

Great playgrounds, ride the train and carousel for $1 each - you just can’t beat the price for the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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” (170 reviews)
“paddle boats” (279 reviews)
“merry go round” (100 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pulled park has beautiful surroundings, a merry go round, train rides and walking trails for all ages, but my favorite thing is the statue of Andy and Opie walking to their fishing hole with rods slung over their shoulders.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great playgrounds, ride the train and carousel for $1 each - you just can’t beat the price for the experience. They do a holiday train ride in December as well. So much fun!

Thank carolinacalm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice peaceful setting and a great walking trail around the lake. The carousel and the train have been completely renovated so it is a nice afternoon place to take the kids or go for a family outing.

Thank bradreeder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots to do here! They have a historic carousel, a small train for the kids, indoor and outdoor pools, pond with paddle boats, a large playground for the children and very large grounds are with huge old oak trees. They even have a theatre! Beautiful!

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our Grandson on one of those perfect North Carolina winter saturdays and had the best time. Carousel and train the best bargain in Raleigh at $1.00 person.Free admission to park playgrounds for all ages. Concession stand really good too. All around a day...More

Thank bbofbrklyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful weather and nice staff. We go about once a year. My wife loves the carousel My mother loved the swings

Thank skipis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a pleasure to be at the park my nephew loved the train and ducks. Would recommend anyone to visit the park.

Thank Laurie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pullen Park is a great venue for families with young children. Rides include a restored carousel (enclosed), a miniature steam train, pedal boats on a small lake. Playground equipment caters to all ages. Tickets for rides are reasonable, making it affordable for most families.

Thank Jackie E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to Pullen Park for play groups since 1980's with family and friends. I took school children there for end of the year picnics. The train and Merry- Go-Round were a treat to ride.The pond is lovely and the playground fun.

Thank Grace M
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Family and grandchildren had a wonderful time in this park. Stayed most of the day entertaining the kids and enjoying watching them. Would recommend the rides.

Thank jwtjwtjwt
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Sherri H
2 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.
3 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!