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Whetstone Park / Park of Roses

3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
614-645-3217
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Ranked #11 of 74 attractions in Columbus
Type: Gardens
Owner description: One of the largest municipal rose gardens in the U.S., this 13-acre park features more than 11,000 gorgeous rose bushes and specialized gardens for... more » Owner description: One of the largest municipal rose gardens in the U.S., this 13-acre park features more than 11,000 gorgeous rose bushes and specialized gardens for herbs, daffodils and perennials. « less
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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Timing it just right is the key, but what a joy! Wish all our visitors had been able to see this place in bloom as it is one of the best outdoor things to see here.

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were planning to go to the botanical gardens, but decided not to because we didn't want to pay the admission. This was a wonderful FREE alternative! The park is a nice size and well maintained. The tower is neat because you get a nice view of the entire park. It was nice to casually stroll through here - the... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Definitely with the trip! We saw some very unusual roses and many many varieties and colors. The park is easy to walk around and there is a cool tower to climb up and see the whole park.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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215 reviews 215 reviews
153 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful places in Ohio, the best time to visit is after June as the flowers are in full bloom, unfortunately on this visit there were only a few flowers in bloom, but the last time it was in the summer & it was wonderful. The fountains keep the place cool even in the summer.... More

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Montville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Whetstone Park is a 136 acre municipal park in the Clintonville section of Columbus, Ohio that features the Olentangy trail which runs by the rive rand is used by hikers, bicycle riders and dog walkers. There are soccer, baseball, tennis courts, a children's playground and a library situated in the park. Within Whetstone Park is the award winning Columbus Rose... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you have some time to get out and enjoy nature this is a great place to visit in Columbus. There are beautiful grounds, a fantastic playground for active kids and many places for great photos. Peaceful, beautiful and a great place to spend an afternoon (or morning, or early evening or a day, for that matter!)

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Versonnex, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The roses weren't in full bloom yet, but the grounds and fountain were still lovely and definitely worth a visit.

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North Olmsted OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Went there this past weekend and the artists were all out painting the scenery. Beautiful roses everywhere. Some already spent while others are still in full bloom or buds. Worth stopping and walking.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If living in or visiting the Columbus, Ohio area, the Whetstone Park of Roses is an absolute must. The grounds are immaculately groomed and looks like a scene from paradise. I took many pictures, but still couldn't come close to conveying the essence of the park. It has a tranquility all its own. The color, fragrance and beauty of the... More

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Utica, New York
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great park with beautiful lanes through thousands of different roses. Even though we were a bit early in the season, we loved it. Lovely place to just take a walk and enjoy a bit of quiet. Perfectly groomed roses with hundreds of different varieties. Visit often!

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