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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 76 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Corpus Christi, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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
3 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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Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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120 helpful votes 120 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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