Richard Stanhope Pullen had a dream for a park in Raleigh. On March 22, 1887, his dream became a reality when the park was donated to the city, making it the state's first public park. The National Amusement Park Historical Association lists Pullen Park as the fourteenth oldest amusement park in the world. The park's many offerings include sixty-eight tree-shaded acres, the historic C.P. Huntington miniature train, and playgrounds. The crown jewel, however, is the park's magical musical carousel. Built around 1900 and intricately hand-carved, the carousel is one of twenty-three remaining historic Dentzel Carousel Company machines still operating in North America. The carousel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.