Pullen Park
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
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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.
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SharronS210
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States16 contributions
Nov 2022
There's a lot to do a Pullen: Ride the Carousel, the Train, Paddle Boat, etc. Or you could just walk around and take in the scenery: beautiful plants, the ducks, kids at play.
Written 23 November 2022
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Susan L
Williamsburg, VA114 contributions
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 2 October 2022
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Crystal M
Raleigh, NC75 contributions
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 24 September 2022
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Brian D
Denver, CO2,212 contributions
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 16 May 2022
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Lynn C
3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
The playground is well laid out and divided into sections so that younger children aren’t caught up in rougher play with older children. The train ride was fun. Sadly, the carousel was closed, so we didn’t get to try that. The tulips and other flowers were glorious.
Written 9 April 2022
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tunitravels
Atlanta, GA190 contributions
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 29 August 2021
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Hazel M
Fuquay-Varina, NC137 contributions
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 13 July 2021
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Alexandra T
Murrieta, CA1,863 contributions
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 25 June 2021
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dooskie
34 contributions
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 31 March 2021
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CarolynQ63
Huddleston, VA111 contributions
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 22 March 2021
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Pullen Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM