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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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Beautiful Park

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Columbus, OH
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
23 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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New Albany, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A large and free public park with 12,000 rose plants - all labeled! What a relaxing joy to visit, especially on a nice day! The sights and aromas are delightful.

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Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place has a special place for me in my heart. My grandmother spoke fondly of the gardens and my mother took us here as children. So going back as an adult (after being out of the state for many years) really brought a warm place to my heart. It is a place that allows for meditation as it is... More 

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Absolutely fantastic when the hundreds of rose bushes are in bloom, but fun place to stroll regardless.

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Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you in to seeing all the roses in their glory you have to come when the real beauty of this park is in full bloom. Concerts in the park are always a pleasure to enjoy throughout the summer.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The park is gorgeous in the Summer months and everyone from young children to senior citizens can enjoy the beauty of thousands of roses blooming. A great place for relaxing and enjoying the beauty.

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Columbus, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The grounds are simply beautiful. Even the children loved it. It's free and there are lots of places to sit and relax along the way.

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