Rugged and beautiful coastal landscapes dominate the small state of Rhode Island, the smallest state in the country. Along the coasts, visitors can get their fill of small-town charm in quaint and peaceful towns. In the larger cities, visitors can enjoy cultural spectacles, seasonal events, festivals and more.
- Providence, RI in Providence, RI.
For one month around Halloween, the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence hosts this spine-tingling event. Expertly carved pumpkins based on a different yearly theme are lit with led lights and line the wetlands trail. Specially chosen musical selections accompany the display for a truly stimulating event.
What began as a two week tribute to the season 43 years ago has now evolved into a magnificent month-long event delighting young and old alike. Polar Express rides, doorway decoration contests and puppet shows depicting the birth of Christ are just a few of the special events scheduled. Many activities are free, but proceeds from those that are not are donated to various area charities.