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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 green space, we go for the bike path!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

It's a gem of a place tucked in an urban setting so all the more a gem. I drove by their sign on north High so many times and in a way never saw the sign. But well worth the little field trip. Will be back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

I was there at the end of June and the roses were just a little past their full bloom stage. It was still beautiful nonetheless. There is no charge to walk through the park. It's peaceful and beautiful. Plenty of free parking.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Just beautiful, we had a wedding there on Saturday July2, could not believe the park visitors took pictures of the Wedding! 5 stars to the beautiful roses and the Recreational Hall, waitstaff, employees.

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