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A list of popular and (generally) photographer friendly locations around Columbus Ohio that are common shoot spots for portrait (or other) photography.

These are in no particular order.  Please visit the sites and check for any information such as hours of operation, rules and regulations, etc.

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1   Link   Inniswood's Metro Gardens
Nestled within a scenic nature preserve, Inniswood Metro Gardens is a continual source of inspiration for Central Ohioans of all ages.
2   Link   Park of Roses
The 13 acre Park of Roses is nestled within the larger Whetstone Park. It contains three unique rose gardens as well as herb and perennial gardens, annual display beds and a restored Ohio prairie. Wide, smooth walkways and numerous benches make it easy to enjoy the sights and smells of 11,500 rosesof more than 400 varieties. There is something for every rose lover here, from tiny miniatures to exuberant climbers covering overhead arbors.
3   Link   Scioto Park
Address: 7377 Riverside Dr.
Acreage: 14
Amenities: Amphitheater, Fishing, Play/Tot, Public Art, Restrooms, River Access, Shelter/Gazebo, Specialty Gardens, Parking
4   Link   Franklin Park Conservatory
Built in 1895, Franklin Park Conservatory is a botanical landmark two miles east of downtown Columbus. It is a premier horticultural and educational institution showcasing exotic plant collections, special exhibitions, and a signature collection of work by glass artist Dale Chihuly.
5   Link   Highbanks Metro Park
Highbanks is appropriately named for its massive 100-foot high shale bluffs that tower over the Olentangy State Scenic River.

Tributary streams cutting across the bluff have created a number of deep ravines extending into the eastern part of the park.

Visitors will see outstanding examples of oak-hickory, beech-maple and flood plain hardwood forests as they hike the park's 11 miles of trails
6   Link   Jeffrey Mansion
The Jeffrey Mansion, built in 1905, was donated along with the grounds, to the City of Bexley by the Jeffrey family for the use of recreation and leisure. This location is the seat of the Bekley Parts and Rec department, including over 35 acres of wooded area, passive and active green space, community pool, shelter house and Jeffrey Mansion.
7   Link   Uptown Westerville
8   Link   Creekside Gahanna
Today, the park's many gathering spaces and the neighborhood's revitalization projects are becoming popular destination points for Gahanna's citizens as well as all Central Ohioans. The story of this success reveals how the following elements have revitalized the formerly polluted creek and deteriorating neighborhood: high-quality urban design that incorporates a natural waterway into the life of the neighborhood; extensive citizen and community leader involvement and input in the process; and, governmental commitment and creativity to long-range neighborhood planning.
9   Link   Goodale Park
Goodale Park is surrounded by Victorian Village, a cluster of homes with charming architectural features. It is the oldest park in Columbus and among the oldest in the United States.
10   Link   The Topiary Park
“The Topiary Park is a landscape of a painting of a landscape. … If an artist can paint a picture of a landscape — art mimicking nature — then why not a sculptor creating a landscape of a work of art — nature mimicking art? The topiary garden is both a work of art and a work of nature. It plays upon the relationships between nature, art and life.”
— James T. Mason, sculptor and creator
of the topiary interpretation of George Seurat’s
famous painting
A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte
11   Link   Audubon Center
Less than a 10-minute walk from downtown Columbus, on a half-forgotten bend in the Scioto River, lies a fragile green oasis, a tiny jewel, a hidden haven for wildlife and birds set amid an industrial landscape now in transformation.
12   Link   Short North Arts District
Known as Columbus’ "art and soul," the culturally rich Short North is pioneering the urban revitalization of Central Ohio. Visitors are invited to explore this area known for its eclectic art, dining, nightlife, fashion, home décor, and unique gifts. The bohemian Short North, established by the unique businesses and entrepreneurs that comprise the district, offers something to interest all visitors within its 100+ experiential destinations.
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