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Whetstone Park / Park of Roses

3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214-3335
+1 614-645-3217
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Nice park and flowers

This is a nice little park no matter when you go, but especially nice when the roses are in bloom... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emily T
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Columbus, Ohio
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I met some people to play our musical instruments (guitar, banjo, hammered dulcimer, etc). It was a... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
TheNewDeb
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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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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3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214-3335
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+1 614-645-3217
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice little park no matter when you go, but especially nice when the roses are in bloom in spring. There are people of all ages enjoying the park especially on the weekends, and I have even taken a yoga class there in...More

Thank Emily T
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I met some people to play our musical instruments (guitar, banjo, hammered dulcimer, etc). It was a beautiful summer afternoon. We sat under a big tree close to a building. After our jam session, I walked around and really enjoyed myself. Lovely place.

Thank TheNewDeb
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Its hit and miss with how nice they keep up the property. Some seasons are better than others...u just have to take a chance. Busy on weekends!

Thank nuclei62
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

When spring arrives and the flowers bloom this place is an oasis of calm and beauty. There are so many varieties of roses and they are all so well taken care of. I wish I could get just one rose bush to thrive as well...More

Thank CanonPrime
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were visiting our son at Ohio State and my wife and I had some free time. The park is located close to OSU and is in the middle of a lot of things. There were multiple athletic fields on the way to the park....More

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This park is very beautiful. You'll see lots of photographers in the spring/ early summer taking family photo sessions with the roses. It is well maintained and just fun to stroll through.

Thank Kelley M
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Lots of different flowers, mostly roses, obviously. When we visited there were 3 weddings going on at once! If you're in the neighborhood, please stop by! If you're short on time, I would prioritize the Topiary Garden over this.

Thank PanamaZac
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I was there with a small child and another person. It was mid week around lunch time. We stopped and ate by a table which was fine, the geese were overbearing though. We moved on to the park and there were small kids 2-4 there...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Out-of-towners on a garden tour of Columbus. Mid-August is not the best time to see the Roses, but we were pleasantly surprised how many were still blooming, although many bushes were not. Free and free parking. Need to come back earlier in the year

Thank Pat R
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Most beautiful when the roses are blooming, but no matter when you go to this park, there is always something to see. The roses, the pond that always has ducks swimming, a playground for the kids. They also do a pretty great 4th of July...More

Thank toddjm02
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Torinda E
June 1, 2017|
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Response from UsuallyNotGrumpy | Reviewed this property |
Oh leashes. Clean up after them. Its a great place for dogs.
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travelgal102993
March 20, 2017|
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Response from bumu1 | Reviewed this property |
I would say May through early September
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Brandi J
July 29, 2016|
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Response from vince35nations | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as the others said, free
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