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Whetstone Park / Park of Roses

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Address: 3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214-3335
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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Beautiful park to walk in and enjoy the roses

This park is so large that you never feel crowded and there are many different paths to walk, including in the woods and meadow or in the flower gardens. It is well maintained and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pam D
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Columbus, OH
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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is so large that you never feel crowded and there are many different paths to walk, including in the woods and meadow or in the flower gardens. It is well maintained and a real gem in the middle of the city.

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Maesteg, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely spot in summer. It has lots of shady trees and a playground. It also has lots of green fields for playing, running and organised games. It makes for a pleasant morning stroll or an afternoon picnic.

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Thank judeteachwrite
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely stroll with my husband. We went later in the season, I'd love to see this place in late spring, in all its glory. If you are looking for a quiet and beautiful place to unwind this place is all of those things. Oh did I mention it's free?

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Thank Rachel K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We LOVE to start our bike workouts here. Plenty of places to park and an easy lead to the bike path. This location sits in between OSU campus and Antrim Park and we can ride in either direction for a great ~10mile workout. The path is GORGEOUS, my favorite in Columbus. Plenty of space and shade at this park to... More 

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Thank Jennifer R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Huge garden with lots and lots (and lots) of roses. Seasonal, but always pretty even without the colorful flowers. Has a few gazebos and a small outlook you can climb do get a nice picture of the garden. There is a playground for children, and a huge open field for any kind of games, a picnic, or running around. There... More 

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Algonac, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

A nice collection and a large variety of roses. Best time is in May to get most of the roses in bloom. The gardens are peaceful and there are places to sit and enjoy the smells of nature. They also have concerts in the park.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We spent a couple of hours here ... so much to do, could spend the entire day outside just walking around. Trails through the woods that are fairly well cleared. Would be helpful if they were marked better. Nice playground, fishing pond (with ducks and geese) and simply beautiful rose garden. Plenty of parking.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The Park of Roses is a 13 acre oasis of peaceful serenity in Columbus Ohio. My wife and I had not had the opportunity to visit the park in several years and wanted to be sure we went this year since we were going to be in Columbus for more than a day. While it wasn't the best time to... More 

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Las Cruces, NM, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We came to Columbus for the wedding of our son and his now wife. They chose the Park of Roses, an expanse of greenery, fitted with a roomy gazebo and a short open tower. Rain had just transitioned from a slight drizzle to nothing, giving a fresh air to the area. A few other people were enjoying the morning, walking,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Always love the seeing the large variety of roses. Always well maintained. I feel fortunate to live so close to this one of a kind park.

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