Established in 1887 and designated as the first public park in North Carolina, Pullen Park in Raleigh sits nestled between downtown Raleigh and the campus of North Carolina State University (NCSU). Known for terrific recreational opportunities, especially for kids and families, the park includes an operating carousel built in 1911, a miniature train you can ride through the park, pedal boats to move around Lake Howell, plus tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, an arts center and an innovative performing arts venue, Theatre In The Park (Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre).

Especially beautiful as we near springtime, our #visitRaleigh photo of the week comes from Instagram user mdcjr123, who snapped a photo looking across the park with the "sky on fire" at sunrise.

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