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“Good for families”
Review of Pullen Park

Pullen Park
Ranked #3 of 151 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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Morrisville, North Carolina
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154 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good for families”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

It's a fun place to visit with your young kids.
There are carousels, boats for rent, etc, to take advantage of.

Visited June 2012
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“Had some time to spare......”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

.....so we decided to visit Pullen Park before checking in to our B&B in Raleigh for our weekend getaway.

Pullen Park was only 5 minutes from or B&B, so we decided to stop in and just check it out. Boy, did we love it! We did feel a little out of place because we didn't have any kids with us (daughter stayed at her grandparents for the weekend). The park was FULL of little ones. It is definitely aimed at families with kids, but we did see other couples walking their dog, so we weren't the only ones there that didn't have little ones with us.

We walked all the way around to where the paddle boats are and we just sat on a bench for a little while, enjoying the scenery. It was beautifully maintained and it had something for everyone. Play area for the kids, paddle boats for the whole family, walking path for the leisurely walk and it even had a snack area with drinks and snacks for purchase. We didn't purchase anything, so I'm not sure exactly what they had.

If you're in the Raleigh area and looking for something fun and relatively cheap for the family, Pullen Park is a great option. Parking was scarce, but they did have an overflow parking lot right across the street.

Visited May 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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105 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great for the kids”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is a fun place to take the kids for a few hours. My son really loves it because it has a large playground, boats, a train, and a carousel. In the summer it can be unbearably hot. There are a few shady covered places to sit, but it's a "sweatfest " after a while. Waiting in line to buy tickets for rides can sometimes be difficult if the kids are with you. It's easier if you have more than one adult and you can divide and conquer while the kids play.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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129 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Beautiful and great restoration”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Now that they have restored Pullen to its former grandeur, it's hard to find a parking place most weekends. The old carousel and train ride are personal favorites for any age. I'm glad to see that the city of Raleigh didn't let this fall into disrepair.

Visited May 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“A great afternoon in the park”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

This is a great family park, with an old fashioned carousel, a train, and paddle boats. But even the more mature among us enjoy strolling through a park like this on a warm day. Happy times.

Visited June 2012
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