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Pullen Park, Raleigh

Categories: Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
Pullen Park features rides, an aquatic center, arts center, and theater that have offered a variety of social, physical, and cultural events to the public for over a century. Founded in 1887 as the first public park in North Carolina, it has grown over the years. Now, the facility offers picnic areas, tennis courts, playgrounds, pedal boats, a concession stand, and more. Enjoy a dip in the Olympic-size pool, hop on a train or carousel ride, admire the latest exhibit in the arts center, or just stroll the paths and bridges. If you work up an appetite, stop by the cafe. Pullen Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Raleigh Edition.
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  • The parks in Raleigh are all good. This one is nestled next to NC State university and it is crossed by the Greenway hiking trail that circles the entire city. Whether you hike through, go for a picni...  read more »
  • This lovely park is perfect for younger children. Great playground and pinic area, rides (train, boat, carousel) are a nominal fee. Admission and parking are free. There is also a cafe on the grounds....  read more »
  • You can ride the historic carousel, or sail in the paddle boats around the pond, or take a train ride around the park. There is also a playground with rides for young children, and there's plenty of f...  read more »
  • Very nicely done. Great place to take little ones. Has bathrooms, food vendors, a train, the oldest carousel in North America, paddle boats, and a small boat ride for little ones, sand box, a nice play ground, ducks, geese, squirrels....What I love is they don't gouge you on price. Train ride....1 dollar. Paddle boats are 6 dollars....all affordable...big parking area too...wheelchairs no problem for all their paved areas. Love, love, love!
  • Unique park with an indoor carousel and a train, both of which you can ride for the small cost of a ticket. Parking is always difficult, especially on the weekends. The bathrooms are nicely spread out and clean, and there's a beautiful small lake with rentable paddle boats and a white oriental bridge at one end. There's also a beautiful large sprawling green picnic area with several large covered shelters (reserve in advance for parties etc) with plenty of room to walk around, and a large playground area with climbing apparatuses and swings. There's not nearly enough (free) parking, which often makes me pause from coming here, but otherwise it's a nice park
  • Has been revamped and modernized a lot from when I last remembered going 30 some odd years ago. Still feels the same but nicer. Great way to spend an afternoon. The only drawback is that it is close to the main road, so you do hear some traffic noise.
  • Great park. My family really enjoys coming here. Kids have plenty to explore. It packed on the weekends though. The lines for the bus and paddle boats are huge so plan to arrive early if you wish to do those activities. There is live music sometimes. Very clean over all. Definitely coming back again.
  • Train and Carousel rides for $1. That's enough for me right there, but there are plenty other reasons to love this park. Boating, relaxing and snacking... it's all here. Definitely somewhere everyone visiting the city with kids or kids at heart should visit.
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