Pullen Park
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.
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  • megan_jill07
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sweet little park- such a gem
    This was such a great find while visiting the city! We didn’t quite know what to expect, but this definitely exceeded expectations! Get there early on the weekends and use the QR code to purchase tickets. I also recommend getting a locopop while there. It was a clean little park with well maintained attractions- highly recommend if you have a few hours.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 11, 2023
  • Ruby C
    Raleigh, North Carolina23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great park
    Pullen Park is a local favorite of mine. I love to be around nature, water, and outdoors. I come here at least once per month to have a relaxing time with nature:) Talk a walk over the bridge, it is nice:)
    Visited September 2023
    Written September 22, 2023
  • Lauren Bailey
    Raleigh, North Carolina13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favorite park
    Pullen Park is one of my favorite places in my local town. I really love coming here, whether I am alone of together with others. The park gives me a clear peace of mind. The views of the lake are very nice, specially during summer months.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
  • Louis F
    Altus, Oklahoma1,020 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place for kids
    We went with our almost 4 year old and he loved it. Really nice and clean place with plenty to do for the kids. The train ride was a big hit along with the little boat ride.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 10, 2023
  • CareOhLine
    Winston Salem, North Carolina19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Central Park of Raleigh
    Pulled truly is the Central Park of Raleigh. Great place to picnic, walk, run, go for a tiny train ride, carousel or go for a boat ride. The history of the park is captivating too including the old alligator put my friend now likes to roller blade at.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 21, 2023
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CarolynQ63
Huddleston, VA122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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megan_jill07
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This was such a great find while visiting the city! We didn’t quite know what to expect, but this definitely exceeded expectations! Get there early on the weekends and use the QR code to purchase tickets. I also recommend getting a locopop while there. It was a clean little park with well maintained attractions- highly recommend if you have a few hours.
Written June 11, 2023
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Susan L
Williamsburg, VA117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We visited recently and had a very nice experience. We were traveling with my 90+ year old mother, and she had a wonderful time sitting and watching all the children skipping into the park. Sadly, the train was not running, so there were some disappointed kids. But there are a number of great spots for photography - I can see why this is a popular senior portrait spot. Nice way to spend a fall afternoon.
Written October 2, 2022
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CareOhLine
Winston Salem, NC19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Pulled truly is the Central Park of Raleigh. Great place to picnic, walk, run, go for a tiny train ride, carousel or go for a boat ride. The history of the park is captivating too including the old alligator put my friend now likes to roller blade at.
Written December 22, 2023
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Ginny B
Cary, NC547 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A very spacious, well kept park that has lots to do for all ages. We went on a holiday so the park was closed, but still had a great time walking around and playing the playground.
We will come back when the rides are open and spend more time. Plenty of parking and a great place for families.
Written January 26, 2020
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Brian D
Denver, CO2,393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Love this park with a great location across from NC State. Features a terrific statue of Andy and Opie, a working carousel, a train, and plenty of picnic areas. Great spot for birdwatching as well. If you enjoy nature and relaxing, don't miss out on a visit to Pullen Park. A must see for Andy Griffith fans!
Written May 16, 2022
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Crystal M
Raleigh, NC80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
Great place to have a picnic or just walk and see all of the flowers and gardens. We took our dogs and they were ready to drop by the time we got done walking all the paths. Plus if you have kids, there are plenty of playgrounds, carnival activities and an indoor carousel. But everything is spaced out enough that if you don't want to go near the kids stuff, you can have a quiet walk. Plus there are paddle boats on the lake.
Written September 24, 2022
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dooskie
35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Louis F
Altus, OK1,020 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We went with our almost 4 year old and he loved it. Really nice and clean place with plenty to do for the kids. The train ride was a big hit along with the little boat ride.
Written November 10, 2023
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PL2016
United States181 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
I guess I am more of a traditionalist when it comes to parks. This is more like a mini village. Weird food area, weird carousel, weird boat ride thing... Just weird all around. This ISN'T a park. It is a place where the rich people of Raleigh come to spend their money for some reason, and to say they went to the park. When in reality, they went to a tiny, weird, little village thing. I'm not a fan. I won't be coming here again. If you want a park, to the Lake Johnson, or Umstead, or Shelley. Don't come here unless you want to be weirded out. Oh! And the amount of family reunions! Wow! They are EVERYWHERE! But don't worry, it is not all the same family. They are divided up into the t-shirts they made. *blah*
Written July 12, 2015
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