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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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Much, much more than just beautiful roses - fun for any age - Whetstone Park / Park of Roses

Whetstone Park has an interesting history. Located behind the Whetstone Public Library at 3909 North High Street, you must first pass the Whetstone Playground - swings and things... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Chaiyaphum, Chaiyaphum, Thailand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Whetstone Park has an interesting history. Located behind the Whetstone Public Library at 3909 North High Street, you must first pass the Whetstone Playground - swings and things for young children (directly behind the library), pass the 6 fenced-in tennis courts (directly behind the playground), then a large field often used for kite flying and touch football games, and then... More 

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Columbus, OH
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26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I've visited here many a Saturday to watch my grandson play soccer. Some Saturdays you can hardly find a place to park! Other than that, a great place to explore. Walk your dog, play tennis, or bicycle through. Lots of shady spots to enjoy. I've actually never made it over to the roses yet.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Fantastic variety of roses. Sometimes there is live music. Great for photo opportunities. This is a great place for the young and old to get out for a day.

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect when I visited the Park of Roses behind the Whetstone Library. First, I didn't know if I was even going to the park, it takes a bit of a drive to the park. But when I did go, there weren't a lot of people and the roses looked great. Very impressive and spacious.

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
26 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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42 reviews 42 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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