We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Disc Golf course

We decided to go here to try the disc golf course as it isn't too far from Frankfort (about an hour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Frankfort, Kentucky
Jacl O'Lantern Spectacular

Fantastic display of 5,000 carved pumpkins, illuminated over a 1/4 mile route. Not for... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Read all 169 reviews
All photos (174)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“jack o lantern”(32 reviews)
“carved pumpkins”(14 reviews)
“week night”(3 reviews)
The more rugged of the Louisville parks, Iroquois Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, has plenty of forested hillsides and scenic vistas for those willing to walk the extra mile.
As featured in 3 Days in Louisville
5216 New Cut Rd, Louisville, KY 40214-3567
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Louisville
Reviews (169)
Filter reviews
168 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews jack o lantern carved pumpkins week night frisbee golf course lookout area great run magical experience works of art hiking trails water fountain drove hours on display downtown louisville churchill downs amphitheater playground carvings
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 168 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to go here to try the disc golf course as it isn't too far from Frankfort (about an hour drive or so). When we got here there was an event going on and cars parked everywhere. Even so, we were able to play...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tlwd1980
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Fantastic display of 5,000 carved pumpkins, illuminated over a 1/4 mile route. Not for claustrophobic since the crowds even on a weekday night were intense. Weekends attendance is cut off at 9,000. Artists are truly talented and each pumpkin is replaced weekly during the event....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jtwalsh2018
Reviewed October 29, 2018

I have never seen anything like this spectacular before and I loved it. I do recommend. However, I do have a few suggestions. We got there a little over an hour before the park officially opened this past Saturday night because we had read about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LydiaM24
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Have wanted to come to this event for years. We drove 3 hours and spent the weekend in Louisville just for this. The pumpkins and trail were amazing. I'm so glad we got to see it. We probably won't be back. Maybe it was because...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Laura S
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the trail of pumpkins at Iroquois Park. We purchased our tickets online, but the wait was so long we could have saved money on the service fee and purchased the tickets there. We arrived at 6:30, and the line was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sunnydays72
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Loooooooooooooooong wait lines, don't even bother paying the heavy fee to get tickets online because you still have to wait for hours. Some staff/ushers can be rude as you move through the long lines you walked miles to get in. Once you finally make it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed October 26, 2018

I am SO glad I finally went to this event after hearing about it for years. It is absolutely magical! I've been a lot of places and seen a lot of things. It takes a lot to make me say more than, "Yeah, that was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karin T
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Iroquois Park is one of the two best parks in Louisville but the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is second to none. As a lifelong Halloween fan I have to say this is the best Halloween event(several cities) I have ever attended. There are 5,000 carved pumpkins along...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Jack o'lantern spectacular was awesome, as always. The park is huge, quite a walk to the event. Amphitheater is very cool, would like to see a concert there sometime.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Felicia H
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Prior to a visit to Louisville, I heard of the Jack O Lantern Spectacular. I went online and bought tickets in advance- a must- this event is CRAZY busy. We arrived to large crowds, but found the directions and parking to be ok. We were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maureenmary08
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 108 nearby hotels
Americas Best Value Inn Louisville
39 reviews
2.35 miles away
Comfort Inn Louisville
212 reviews
2.46 miles away
Cottonwood Suites Louisville Fair & Expo Center
155 reviews
2.60 miles away
Rodeway Inn
74 reviews
2.66 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,014 nearby restaurants
Vietnam Kitchen
185 reviews
.83 miles away
El Tarasco
18 reviews
.88 miles away
Sister Bean's Coffee House
14 reviews
.10 miles away
El Nopel Family Mexican
16 reviews
.94 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 403 nearby attractions
Kentucky Derby Museum
2,814 reviews
3.09 miles away
Churchill Downs
3,215 reviews
3.12 miles away
Kentucky Kingdom
622 reviews
3.14 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
October 25, 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Banchansky | Reviewed this property |
Yes it would be. By the time we were leaving the crowd had thinned out a bit and there were quite a few parking places that had opened up closer to the venue. Have fun!
April 2, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from KimberleyC496 | Reviewed this property |
Sun up to sun down
October 11, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from KimberleyC496 | Reviewed this property |
I would plan for a 2 1/2 to 3 hour time span. The traffic can be a major setback on time. If you don't mind walking a ways, I would say to park close by and walk. Just be sure to use the crosswalks as New Cut can be a very... More