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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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A great place to walk and de-stress!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Delaware, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Park of Roses is but one area in this large urban park. There are many playing fields with plenty of parking unless an event is scheduled. PoR seems to be a favorite wedding site as one was scheduled today as we visited. I stopped with my wife and 3.9 YO son as they had never been here and it had... More 

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Trenton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Paths, trails, river views, people watching, nice for dogs and people. In winter community building has farmer's market

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Dublin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A lot of the blooms were not ready but that didn't stop our enjoyment of this amazing garden. Well organized, nice walk, great day. Lots of great photos ops so bring the camera...

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Park of Roses is lovely. I will be officiating a wedding there in Sept. and look forward to it. It's such a beautiful park with lots of flowers and green space.

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

this old park is nature at its best flowers flowers and not to many people, in the city it is nice to see a park not to crowded even a wedding was taking place nature is good we need less concrete more flowers.

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Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

1,200 roses maintained by one gardener and volunteers. Plants were in very good shape. A fe areas needed weeding, but no disease. Tower offers vantage point for photos of the whole garde. If you love roses, don't miss this garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

the Whetstone Park of Roses offers a rare respite from its city surroundings. Its stunning beauty, which often peaks around early June but extends throughout the summer, features hundreds of varieties of roses which are carefully tended to by a faithful corp of local volunteers.

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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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Address: 3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
Phone Number: 614-645-3217
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus

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