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Whetstone Park / Park of Roses

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Address: 3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214-3335
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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 garden and park

Park of roses is a great spot for a nice walk and to view some beautiful flowers. Very peaceful. Whetstone park is right behind the park of roses and is connected to a larger... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Toledo, Ohio
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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Park of roses is a great spot for a nice walk and to view some beautiful flowers. Very peaceful. Whetstone park is right behind the park of roses and is connected to a larger walking/bike path. Very convenient and also has large parking lot. Very nice spot to visit and spend a few hours in Columbus.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whetstone Park is part of the Columbus park system and is not only a large park, 136 acres, it's home to the park of roses with over a hundred varieties and more than 10.000 rose plants. There are walking trails, a prarie area, paths along the river, fishing, tennis courts, a recreation center, several shelter houses - I could go... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to go whether you are looking to walk your dog, go for a walk, walk in the creek and/or look at gorgeous garden of flowers. Great area! Beautiful!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

it is so beautiful and green. they have weddings and concerts and picnics at times. you will definitely enjoy if you go in the summer or spring

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Nice, quiet park conveniently locate with a super beautiful rose garden! Super peaceful and beautiful!!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

I came here as a kid for summer concerts, took prom photos here, took many dates here, and then got married here. So I am a bit biased. But I think it is one of the most beautiful places in Columbus. If you are going to Vienna, go to the Schonnbrunn Palace Gardens. If you are in Columbus, go to... More 

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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Nice scenic area in a nice neighborhood. Lots of beautiful roses and plants. A nice place to run also.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

completely free park so many different varieties of roses was beautiful..also have many other flowers that are just as pretty. u can walk your dog there, take your family, and walk around it at your own pace. makes for a lovely peaceful afternoon, went back with fiancé in june this year

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Columbus, Oh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

OK, October in Ohio is *not* the peak time to visit a flower garden! But even on a grey, overcast day it was definitely worth a leisurely stroll. Very pretty and very relaxing. There were still quite a few roses still blooming and in bloom. Lots of weddings are held here in season. Go. Relax. Enjoy!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Enjoyable park with dozens of types of roses and other flora. A local place that couples come to with a photographer for a special moment (engagement, family photo). On Sunday nights during the summer they have concerts in te large cupola.

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