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“Nice day out for kids.”
Review of Pullen Park

Pullen Park
Ranked #2 of 165 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Nice park in the city.
Take a paddle boat ride on small lake, train ride for kids also.
Small park for picnic maybe

Thank JANal50
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"train ride"
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"paddle boats"
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"merry go round"
in 103 reviews
"playground equipment"
in 35 reviews
"historic carousel"
in 18 reviews
"small train"
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"mini train"
in 15 reviews
"indoor carousel"
in 14 reviews
"andy griffith"
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"all ages"
in 91 reviews
"per ticket"
in 12 reviews
"great playground"
in 15 reviews
"aquatic center"
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"snack bar"
in 28 reviews
"small lake"
in 19 reviews
"picnic area"
in 14 reviews
"concession stand"
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Ride the small train, authentic merry-go-round, paddle boats, enjoy the park swings, picnic shelters, walk around the lake, eat ice cream, lot of fun activities here.

Thank Anthony H
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Love the train, the merry-go-round, the boats. Great way to spend an afternoon. We went and it was super hot, so were happy to find out the merry-go-round was inside!

Thank RuckinBrit .
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful park! It reminded me of the type of parks with rides from my childhood, 50s and 60s. The park opened in 1887. It still has the original carrousel kept in good condition over the years. There is a train that will take you around the perimeter of the park. Each ride cost $1. Big modern playground area for children. A lake with foot paddle boats, a little enclosed boat ride for toddlers, and a great concessions with traditional and healthy selections like sandwiches, wraps, soup, salads. I ordered romaine/kale Caesar salad. The soup of the day was roasted tomato soup - delicious, reasonably priced. A nice memorial to The Andy Griffith Show. You have to go to Pullen Park weather it's solo, with family/friends. You will have a good time.

Thank Anita K
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The play area is remarkable. The carousal, train and boats are a highlight in good weather. Most notable is the playground areas in both equipment and safety. The ground is the rubber that softens a fall. The equipment is tight (not wobbly) and located in age appropriate areas. In addition, it is enforced that the proper age play in that area. No 10 year olds with the toddlers.

Thank Patty F
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