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Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)

524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215-1236
+1 414-257-5611
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Family outing, from 8 years old to adult, all enjoyed!

Much to see and learn with the diversity in these domes. Kept an 8 year olds attention long enough... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AbMb34
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Cleveland, Ohio
Once a Year Visit

I typically visit once a year with my mom when I am in town on a Monday as that is the day it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erin S
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The Conservatory's Arid Dome houses a fine collection of cacti; the Tropical Dome features plants from the rainforest and the Floral Show Dome hosts a number of changing themed blossom displays throughout the year.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“desert dome” (58 reviews)
“tropical plants” (11 reviews)
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524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215-1236
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+1 414-257-5611
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"desert dome"
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"botanical gardens"
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"tropical plants"
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"model train"
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"plant life"
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"farmers market"
in 13 reviews
"cold winter day"
in 7 reviews
"different theme"
in 7 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 16 reviews
"light show"
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"scavenger hunt"
in 7 reviews
"special events"
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"couple of hours"
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"few hours"
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"for sale"
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"whole family"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Much to see and learn with the diversity in these domes. Kept an 8 year olds attention long enough for adults to experience this treasure.

Thank AbMb34
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I typically visit once a year with my mom when I am in town on a Monday as that is the day it is free to residents (I still pay as an out of towner). We usually spend an hour wandering around reading the plant...More

Thank Erin S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Domes for a wedding. It was an awesome place for a small wedding reception. It was so pretty, and when the sun set they lit the domes up and it was incredible. The different settings of the domes allowed for a...More

Thank Courtney S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The plants were interesting. One dome was not open. It was not bad it just could have been better. I would not go back unless all were open.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see the Alice in Wonderland train display - very nice! Had a nice chat with the train "engineer" volunteer. Always interesting details to notice in the desert dome (I like taking pictures of the patterns in the plants). The humid dome is...More

Thank JustLinky
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to kill some time on a Sunday morning so we stopped it. It was interesting but unfortunately the "show dome" was in the process of changing over its display so we only saw the other two. No price discount for this though.

Thank Jerry B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had been here many times as a child, and brought my teens here. Price of admission was pretty steep for what’s to see. One dome closed due to change over of exhibits. Tropical and desert domes open and interesting. Certainly beautiful, just wish it...More

Thank Speedycat74
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is always delightful and the special days, this time a Steampunk day during their model train with an Alice in Wonderland theme was so much fun. The 3 domes, 2 of which are permanent displays- a desert dome and a tropical dome, are...More

1  Thank Deanne W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The domes are old, but they still are great. We stopped by and really enjoyed walking about. The Alice in Wonderland Dome with the G scale trains is a lot of fun, whether you are old or young. The desert landscape is awesome as is...More

Thank CSchaner57
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful treasure for Milwaukee folk. It’s especially nice to visit in the winter, because it’s green, warm, and colorful. The train show is entertaining for all ages. Some of the plants found in the arid (think desert) and tropical (think jungle) are rare....More

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tcleonard
11 July 2016|
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Response from ana20002015 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately those two (Tropical and Desert Exhibitions) are still closed. They are saying that they might open in fall. The admission is $3.00 for every person until the other two domes are open. The only one that is open... More
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Gazal H
17 November 2015|
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Response from Alison P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that would be a wonderful time to see the Domes - get out of the cold and enjoy the warmth and color of the beautiful flowers. Great little gift shop, too!
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