Directions to the Spectacular

Directions to the Spectacular

Don't get lost on the way to a truly spectacular event!

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Located just 50 minutes from Boston and 90 minutes from Hartford with well marked, easy access off Interstate 95. GPS users, enter address "1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence RI."

Traffic Alert

Due to construction on Elmwood Avenue, those coming to the Jack-O-Lantern from 95 South should consider taking the Park Avenue exit (Exit 16) as an alternate route to mitigate traffic. Please check our Facebook and Twitter pages for frequent traffic updates.

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Again this year, we will offer OPTIONAL premium parking for $10 per car. This will be available nightly in the lot next to the show entrance and exit gates. Again, this will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Important Tip: Traffic coming off Route 95 at Exit 16 (Rt. 95 heading north) and Exit 17 (Rt. 95 heading south) can be heavy and slow from 5 - 8 pm on these nights. Consider using the alternate route shown in this map>


95 S - take RI exit 17. Left at light, At the stop light, take a left. At the next stoplight, turn right for a jug handle turn that will take you into Roger Williams Park.

95 N - take RI exit 16 bear right at the split, right off exit. Take a left onto Elmwood Ave (1st light), right into Park (second light).

10 S - take the Elmwood Ave Exit, off exit. At the stop light at the bottom of the ramp, take a left onto Elmwood Ave. Take a right into the Roger Williams Park. Follow signs to the Zoo entrance.

Once inside the entrance of Roger Williams Park, follow the signs for the Jack O’Lantern Spectacular to the Zoo.



Highlighted Routes through Roger Williams Park to the Zoo

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