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Pullen Park, Raleigh

4.8
#1 of 20 in Parks in Raleigh
Pullen Park features rides, an aquatic center, arts center, and theater that have offered a variety of social, physical, and cultural events to the public for over a century. Founded in 1887 as the first public park in North Carolina, it has grown over the years. Now, the facility offers picnic areas, tennis courts, playgrounds, pedal boats, a concession stand, and more. Enjoy a dip in the Olympic-size pool, hop on a train or carousel ride, admire the latest exhibit in the arts center, or just stroll the paths and bridges. If you work up an appetite, stop by the cafe. Plan your visit to Pullen Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Raleigh route planner .
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4.7
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  • This park is awesome for families, couples, singles...it really doesn’t matter. My husband and I went to the park after landing at RDU because we wanted to enjoy the amazing weather. Even without kids...  more »
  • Great urban park geared toward kids, but beautiful for an adult walk. Kids loved all the features; play area, carousel, train ride, etc...,  more »
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  • One of the best parks in the Raleigh area! So many things to do whether you would like a quiet moment or a one with others to interact with and view. We have two smaller children so it is perfect for us. Parking is the biggest challenge and require some patients. Once you get past that it’s fantastic! Drives quite a crowd on a school day off.
  • The Park has changed a lot since I went as a little kid. But it’s still as beautiful as ever!! The flowers are blooming, so much open field, even saw a couple taking engagement photos on the bridge near the pond! Such a gorgeous park! Absolutely love it! Great for exercising as well!

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