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Whetstone Park / Park of Roses

3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
614-645-3217
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Ranked #10 of 59 Attractions in Columbus
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: One of the largest municipal rose gardens in the U.S., this 13-acre park features more than 11,000...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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.

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Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place has a special place for me in my heart. My grandmother spoke fondly of the gardens and my mother took us here as children. So going back as an adult (after being out of the state for many years) really brought a warm place to my heart. It is a place that allows for meditation as it is... More 

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Absolutely fantastic when the hundreds of rose bushes are in bloom, but fun place to stroll regardless.

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you in to seeing all the roses in their glory you have to come when the real beauty of this park is in full bloom. Concerts in the park are always a pleasure to enjoy throughout the summer.

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The park is gorgeous in the Summer months and everyone from young children to senior citizens can enjoy the beauty of thousands of roses blooming. A great place for relaxing and enjoying the beauty.

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Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The grounds are simply beautiful. Even the children loved it. It's free and there are lots of places to sit and relax along the way.

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Columbus, Ohio
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82 reviews 82 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a beautiful and well maintained park. I've been to several rose parks and this is by far the nicest one. I live in Columbus and love to come visit this park from time to time.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had seen this park about 35 years ago. During our recent visit to Columbus, we just had to go back. August is not the best time to view roses in the summer, but relatively cool weather had many of them quite nice. It is still the most impressive collection of its kind.

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United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
59 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Nice place to go walking after sitting in meetings all day long at work. There is no charge for entering the park. It features a beautiful fountain in the center of the park. When I was there in mid-July, the roses were still in full bloom and they were everywhere. There were other flowers as well. The really touching part... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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