Pullen Park

Pullen Park, Raleigh: Hours, Address, Pullen Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Pullen Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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tunitravels
Atlanta, GA185 contributions
Lovely park for a picnic or stroll
Aug 2021
Great for a picnic and stroll through the park! They have a carousel and cute train. We enjoyed a picnic lunch and then walked the small park.
Written August 29, 2021
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Hazel M
Holly Springs, NC84 contributions
Very pretty place to spend a day
Mar 2021
My friend and I spent a nice day walking around Pullen Park. It's very pretty and we took some nice photos. Lots of young families which was nice.
Written July 13, 2021
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Alexandra T
Murrieta, CA1,714 contributions
Nice stroll
Jun 2021
Pullen Park is free to enter and park. There is a carousel and a train for a small fee. It is a beautiful place to stroll around.
Written June 25, 2021
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dooskie
33 contributions
Beautiful stop
Mar 2021 • Family
Beautiful little park - lovely to walk around and even rode the miniature train with our teens to get a nice tour. (Did an excellent job of making us feel Covid safe on the train). Nice stop on a nice day.
Written March 31, 2021
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CarolynQ63
Huddleston, VA89 contributions
Must do for families with small children
Mar 2021
This park is beautifully maintained. The kiddie train was not functioning but the beautiful carousel was. We witnessed a wedding held beneath the pergola. There are paddle boats for rent. The pond is the focal point of the park.
Written March 22, 2021
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Dan R
2 contributions
Excellent park!
Mar 2021
In Raleigh & right next to NCSU. Really enjoyed the water & bridges! Have entertainment & activities for the kids, as well as plenty of nature to explore
Written March 16, 2021
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Terry H
9 contributions
Cute Little Park
Oct 2020 • Couples
Visited this small urban park while visiting Raleigh. Nice place for a stroll around the lake and nice train for kids. Carousel was closed but looks classic!
Written October 19, 2020
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Megan F
3 contributions
Very Neat & Peaceful Park.
Jul 2020
We went during COVID and during closed hours, but just to walk around in a peace and quiet park was wonderful. Does need some cleaning. But it was pretty cool to see. not many people there, some moms on walks with kids, older couple sitting by the pond. Would be cool to experience it in it's normal, non COVID state, because it bet it would be BEAUTIFUL, very dreamy.
Written July 22, 2020
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A.Fam
Duncan, SC9 contributions
Fun
Jul 2020 • Family
Small peaceful park enjoyable to walk around with some food including hot dogs and ice cream. Also has paddle boat rides and you can bring food to feed the ducks.
Written July 21, 2020
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Eastwardgypsy
Columbia, SC86 contributions
Great oasis in the city
Feb 2020 • Family
What a fantastic place! If you have young children and you’re looking for something cheap or free, this is a great place! There is a historic carousel, a fun miniature train and great playgrounds for all ages. There are beautiful Bridges, a nice little lake with paddleboats, and some picnic structures. The sprawling park is one of the oldest in the country and one of our popular places in the city. When we went it was cold but still lots of things to see. The people who run the rides are very friendly and they are very cheap. Each ride is one ticket per person $1.50 per person. This is also a popular place for portrait photography.
There is a café that people recommended but I did not try it. I was in town with my kids for a different event and decided to take them there to get them to burn off some steam before a long drive home.
I highly recommend this place!
Written February 2, 2020
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