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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 70 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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Findlay, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I love this park. They have picnic shelters, places to walk, ride bikes, or just sit on the grass. The park is beautifully maintained, and I would go there over and over again.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

This park is dead unless you go in the heat of the summer when the roses are full in bloom. It's a small park but well worth the trip if you're in the downtown area by OSU/Clintonville. There's a few trails in the back but nothing to impress a hiker like myself which is why I stick the larger parks... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Have had friends get married amongst the roses. Also, we enjoy walking the gardens & through the park . Wish we had time to go more often. Very beautiful & serene.

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Columbus, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is a very nice and well kept park. I usually go to see the roses and the color displays are quite nice to see. It cost nothing to go to the park. There is also a pavilion for entertainment.

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We were married right under the trestle pictured in 1988. We celebrated our 25th Anniversary by having a picnic lunch under the same. Year round the grounds are beautiful. We go back a few times each year. Very peaceful.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This park is very pretty and dog friendly. In fact, there are usually quite a few dogs here. There are tennia courts, a trail along the river, a pond, and the rose garden, which is very very pretty.

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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I am biased - the Park of Roses is my local metro park in Columbus' old warm & friendly neighborhood of Clintonville. Right now, the park and surrounding bike path and Adena Brook is wearing its winter coat. The trees are bare, the roses are down to twigs. Come Spring, this is a lovely park - full of green trees,... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Used to be THE largest and best rose garden in the USA... bar none. Others have newer facilities (not necessarily better... this has indoor washrooms). But this garden has authentic native varieties that have endured Columbus weather for a very long time. If a place for peaceful respite is what you want the many benches and paths are perfect and... More

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Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I visit Columbus frequently, as my partner works there, and this park is, by far, our favorite attraction. The rose gardens are large and well-tended, and roses bloom from May through until November. There are many places to park and to sit through out the gardens, and the attached walking trails and paths are well groomed, well-lit, and lovely. This... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Always easy to park the car, nice to walk around with friends, a large amount of roses in the summer time, big open space

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