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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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Loved this place & you can drink beer while touring the Domes!

We were in Milwaukee for vehicle servicing and decided to spend it doing something fun while... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JKing428
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Janesville, Wisconsin
Domed conservatory

Not bad for the conservatory but the should add some outdoor garden to view. Not to bad of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bjorn5555
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Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215-1236
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Milwaukee for vehicle servicing and decided to spend it doing something fun while waiting for the dealer to finish his job. The zoo was only going to be open for another 1 1/2 hours and they wanted to charge us $14.50 each...More

Thank JKing428
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not bad for the conservatory but the should add some outdoor garden to view. Not to bad of admission prices. Good in the winter time.

Thank bjorn5555
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cost me $6. To view 3 interesting domes of tiny and monster plantings. A dessert dome with plants from around the world, a tropical dome (same) and a show dome with a theme of purple/lavender. All domes are meticoulsy cared for and beautiful. Plants well...More

Thank 1DMS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many beautiful plants and flowers to see with the three different climates in the domes. It was well worth the price of admission and took us about two hours to leisurely walk through everything.

Thank AustinandBeth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an older greenhouse system that was surprisingly fun to walk around. Lots of plant variety, lovingly tended, with interesting signs and tour sheets pointing out interesting sights. Hidden treasures mixed in the plants that kids might find fun to discover.

Thank namefunnel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up going to this place every year! One section is Desert, another has birds and is kinda tropical and the last goes with the year! Christmas time is the best to go and see all three sections!!

Thank kesjost
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My teenage daughter wanted to check this out. Very cool. She's planning on attending college in Milwaukee and we decided that when winter hits, she could always visit the desert dome! Nothing amazing but just a nice visit.

1  Thank Misti J
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Very fun family activity to fill a couple of hours - especially on a rainy or snowy day! Two domes provide a whole world of plants in either a desert or tropical rain forest environment. The third dome changes themes and was nice but not...More

Thank evenstarmoon
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Had to look hard to find the plant names! Don't think the experience was worth the price of the admission.... been there, done that --- won't do again!

Thank frugal-one
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The unique domes are on their last legs and may disappear from the Milwaukee skyline unless civic leaders step up and determine to save this local landmark. This is a great place for a family to walk, hold a party or have a romantic stroll....More

Thank WanderingOso
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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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