In addition to grinning, creatively carved pumpkins, Kingwood Center's gardens will be filled with glow-in-dark balloons, friendly scarecrows, festive and dramatic gourd displays, towering corn stalks and beautiful chrysanthemums. The whole family can also enjoy a hay wagon ride, warm and delicious pulled pork sandwiches, funnel cakes and coffee. Packed with the healthiest and most interesting plant species, great gardening gadgets and more, Kingwood's Greenhouse will also offer special end-of-the-year deals. Great Pumpkin Glow tickets are $5 per person (children under 12 are admitted free of charge) and free parking is available at nearby Arlin Field.
Kingwood Center is a 47-acre estate, built in 1926 by Charles Kelly King. King made his fortune by leading the Ohio Brass Company into new ventures, becoming President and Chairman of the Board. After his death, King left the estate to the foundation that continues to operate Kingwood Center today. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the center boasts acres of large, formal, public gardens; stunning plant collections;
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