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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is a Treat for the Senses

Pictures of Amazing Pumpkin Carvings at Providence's Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

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These pictures from my family's 2010 visit to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, will give you a sense of the amazing pumpkin carving artistry on display. What they can't do is recreate the experience of strolling through a Halloween dreamland filled with musical effects, shadowy trees, watery reflections, billowy fog and thousands of unblinking pairs of glowing eyeballs.

Two options: Use your imagination as you click through these scenes, or hurry to Providence! The 2013 Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular runs nightly from 6 to 11 p.m. (last admission at 10 p.m.) October 3-November 3, 2013. The attraction stays open until midnight Saturdays.

How has the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular grown since the first display in 1988? Who carves these intricate designs? And just how many jack-o-lanterns will you see? I'll answer these questions and share tips for your trip in the pages of this photo tour.

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