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Address: 3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
Phone Number: 614-645-3217
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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Beautiful Park!

This is a beautiful FREE park. It is a wonderful place to take a stroll even if the roses aren't blooming. There are nice places to sit & just relax. As other reviewers said... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Twinsburg, Ohio
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Twinsburg, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful FREE park. It is a wonderful place to take a stroll even if the roses aren't blooming. There are nice places to sit & just relax. As other reviewers said there is also a bike path. I would come here with a nice picnic lunch/dinner. Very relaxing! I was surprised that this was part of the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This rose garden is so beautiful and peaceful. Plenty of room to stroll, to sit and enjoy the garden, and SO MANY gorgeous roses. Extremely well-kept. The rest of Whetstone Park is usually a hub of activity at any given time - families picnicking, walkers, runners, roller blading, kids on the playground, people just hanging out...really nice oasis in the... More 

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Columbus, OH
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of Columbus's best parks for its wonderful landscaping and especially during rose season. The collection of roses is amazing and the care given to the gardens is quite evident. There are other areas in the park for walking and taking nature photos as well.

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Columbus, Ohio
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is my favorite MetroPark. The location along the river and the extensive walking/biking trail make this a popular destination for locals. The daffodils in the spring and roses in the summer are my favorites!

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Columbus, OH
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137 reviews 137 reviews
23 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We attend our grandson's soccer games here in the fall. There is always a lot of people out walking dogs and such. Can get crowded in good weather but a very nice park in Clintonville, right off High Street.

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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you are a flower lover you will enjoy this park. The best time to see the roses is during the rose show when the flowers are at their peek. Lots of parking and easy walking.

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New Albany, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A large and free public park with 12,000 rose plants - all labeled! What a relaxing joy to visit, especially on a nice day! The sights and aromas are delightful.

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 attraction reviews
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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 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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