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Whetstone Park / Park of Roses

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Address: 3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
Phone Number: 614-645-3217
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Description: One of the largest municipal rose gardens in the U.S., this 13-acre park...
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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Lovely, Peaceful Park

I very much enjoy the Park of Roses, it's lovely and peaceful. They label most of the plants, including the trees, so you can get an education while you're there. They have a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Columbus, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I very much enjoy the Park of Roses, it's lovely and peaceful. They label most of the plants, including the trees, so you can get an education while you're there. They have a nice tradition for honoring deceased loved ones by placing benches throughout the park. It's a great place to walk and just enjoy the beauty. If you have... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to take a walk, and lots of great photo ops! Whether you're a flower lover or you just want to get away from the world for awhile, this is a great place to go!

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Columbus, Ohio, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you hit the park when the roses are in full bloom, you will be rewarded with a cornucopia of sight and smell. If it's between blooms, you will still enjoy the park. It serves bikers, family members of all ages, sports enthusiasts, readers, etc. They hold celebrations - for example, fireworks on the 4th of July and weddings all... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A lovely little park attached to sports and hiking facilities. If you want a quiet place to walk, just do the Park of Roses.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A very attractive venue for a relaxing stroll or a picnic with the family. Nicely manicured lawns and trees.Outstanding

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I live close by and enjoy seeing the roses in bloom. Nice selection of more modern roses but if you're a fan of the older rose varieties they only have a section of those in the back. Always a nice visit though and enjoy walking through the gardens.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Beautiful city park about 15 minutes north of downtown. Especially gorgeous in summer when the various gardens are in bloom. A few pavilions spread through out the park if you'd like to bring a picnic. I prefer to go for an early morning run before it gets too hot and then grab a quick breakfast with friends at one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I can imagine that this would be a delightful place for a wedding. Hundreds upon hundreds of varieties of roses, including some which are very eco-friendly - minimal irrigation, no fertilizer, naturally resistant. Whetstone Park is a very large recreation area. Nice playground for the kids, with real swings. Plenty of parking, and it's free. Maintained by public/private partnerships.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a park that we visit every time we are in Columbus in the summer. The park is filled with beautiful flowers, thousands of roses, and a very quiet place to walk and get away from noise. When the roses are blooming, it is a beautiful site to see. There are benches sitting along the walkway where one can... More 

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Muskogee, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We hesitated to go because of the midsummer timing but the roses were seemingly all still in bloom and magnificent. Highly recommend a visit to this rose garden.

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