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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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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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Best Park in City??!!

Maybe as a Clintonville resident, we should it keep it secret. BUT, Whetstone Park with its Park of Roses and so many different options is clearly THE BEST in Columbus. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe as a Clintonville resident, we should it keep it secret. BUT, Whetstone Park with its Park of Roses and so many different options is clearly THE BEST in Columbus. It is right along the Olentangy River with many great options. We love taking our grandsons here. Two different excellent playground areas. Plus, big open fields, several wooded/nature areas, bike... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Spend an afternoon lying on the grass, shiffing the roses. Best after that to walk from here back towards OSU. Use the Olentangy Trail in early fall, then there's a lot more to appreciate about this place.

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Thank Aria E
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Come to the Park of Roses for quiet time in a beautiful green space. I've visited here for over 40 years and always find a restful time.

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Thank Hold4d
Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Have attended several wedding receptions and a family reunion at the shelter house. It is a great venue as guests can stroll the rose gardens. Plenty of space to set up buffet and dance floor.

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Thank mbrown46
Delaware, Ohio
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69 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Whetstone Park and Park of Roses is a very nice park,nice trails,fishing,close to the Olentangy River,pose gardens are very beautiful and easy to get to.

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Thank Terrie6997
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

It's a great park. So pretty and so much to do. They have a lot of great events. I eat lunch here often.

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1 Thank Kelly C
Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is a several-acre rose garden on the north side of Columbus. Volunteers keep the garden in tip-top shape. During the summer there are concerts on Sunday evenings. There are benches which I recommend for picnics amidst the flowers.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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134 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I was here numerous times with friends, when I lived near Worthington OH 1993-2006. Whetstone Park/Park of Roses is in Worthington OH and the Park of Roses is beautiful in the spring and summer. The park has Fireworks on the 4th of July and they are very good. You need to get there early on the 4th of July to... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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197 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The rose garden itself is stunning, and still in bloom even late in the season. All of the garden areas are beautifully tended, and there are plenty of benches if you wish to sit. This is a busy park though, so depending on when you visit, expect to not have anything remotely like privacy.

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1 Thank Brent B
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The park of roses is magnificent in June when the first flush of rose blooms is at peak. It is still lovely all through the summer while the roses continue to bloom. The plants are all mark d and well tended, and there are benches for sitting and taking in the view and fragrance.

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