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Visit the Dallas Arboretum for an Incredible Pumpkin Display

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If you love the sights and sounds of autumn but are looking for something a bit more extravagant than your local, church pumpkin patch, check out “Autumn” at the Dallas Arboretum now through November 22. This exhibit is one of the Dallas area’s favorite fall traditions and was named one of “America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals” by Fodor’s Travel and “One of the World’s 15 Most Breathtaking Gardens” by Architectural Digest.

Featuring 90,000 Pumpkins! 

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The Dallas Arboretum features 90,000 pumpkins, squash, and gourds in the internationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village, plus 4,500 of fall’s favorite flower-Chrysanthemums, along with 150,000 more stunning, fall blooming plants. The theme for this year’s exhibit is “The Wizard of Oz” and it proves to be a truly spectacular show of colors and textures.

A “Gourdgeous” Display of Pumpkins

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Using the theme, “Pumpkins, Squash and Gourds, Oh My!”, Pumpkin Village takes each visitor on a trip highlighting the beloved book, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Guests travel through Pumpkin Village on an actual yellow-brick road, spiraling through Pecan Grove with stops at each major occurrence in the story of Dorothy and her adventures in the “Land of Oz” – reimagined with pumpkins, squashes, and gourds. Vignettes include “Auntie Em’s house,” the “Scarecrow’s Garden,” the “Enchanted Forest” with the “Tin Man” and “Cowardly Lion,” “Munchkinland,” “Emerald City” showcasing the carriage pulled by “A Horse of A Different Color,” and the “Wicked Witch’s Castle” including the Hay Bale Maze mimicking the castle walls. “Munchkinland” is also the home of the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch offering pumpkins for purchase and activities for the kids. Photo-opportunities abound throughout the pumpkin-laden Oz themed village.

Come For The Pumpkins, Stay for the Entertainment

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