Anoka, Minnesota: Pumpkin Roundabout

A traffic circle has been painted to resemble a giant jack-o-lantern face. It's one of several photo-ops in the "Halloween Capital of the World."

Address:
12 4th Ave., Anoka, MN
Directions:
South edge of downtown, at the intersection of 4th Ave., Washington St., and Military Rd. Park in the lot on the northeast corner of the traffic circle.
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Jack-O-Lantern traffic circle.

Pumpkin Roundabout

A roundabout is a giant jack-o-lantern face... located at the intersections of 4th/Military/Washington near downtown. Anoka claims to be the "Halloween Capital of the World."

[Haven, 04/18/2021]

Anoka "is believed to be the first city in the United States to put on a Halloween celebration to divert its youngsters from Halloween pranks." Other Anoka photo-ops include a "witch medallion" outside city hall (2015 First Ave.) and a downtown mural with cartoon monsters (500 W. Main St).

Halloween Capital of the World

Don't forget about Anoka, MN, the Halloween Capital of the World. During the month of October there is a large neon winking Jack-O-Lantern that sits on top of the Anoka City Hall, and the city's celebration is the week prior to Halloween.

[Brendan Anderson, 01/04/1999]

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