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Inniswood Metro Gardens is a beautiful oasis where guests can observe the beauty of nature and spend time in peace amongst the many flowers. These gardens are wonderful for people of any age, children and adults alike, with scenic, winding walkways and a picturesque setting. There is also a children's garden in addition to a meditation garden and a rose garden.
This one of a kind museum holds the largest collection of cartoon and comic art in the country. Founded by Lucy Caswell in 1977, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum astounds visitors with the vast collections it holds. From 450,000 original cartoons, 45,000 books, and 2.5 million comic strip clippings and tear sheets, this museum is home to American treasures. Rotating and visiting exhibits make their way through the museum, so there's always something new to see.
The idea for the Park of Roses was conceived in 1951 when members of two different rose clubs teamed up to share their love for roses with the rest of Ohio. The Park opened in June 1953 and continues to host the Columbus Rose Festival every June. There are 12,000 rose bushes in the park of 400 varieties, as well as other specialized gardens such as the herb garden, perennial garden, and daffodil garden, which houses more than 1,000 varieties of daffodils! Admission to the park is free, and it is open every day sunrise to sunset.