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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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A Unique Experience

Imagine you have been shrunk down to size and get to walk through the plants in a glass terrarium... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
DJKtravels
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Winter Garden, Florida
Excellent Value

Stopped in here while cruising through and was surprised at the amount and experience offered for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stacy J
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Lansing, Michigan
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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.
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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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"cold winter day"
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"great place to visit"
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"light show"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Imagine you have been shrunk down to size and get to walk through the plants in a glass terrarium - that's the unique experience visiting The Domes. There are 3 domes: the desert, the rain forest and their absolutely gorgeous any time of year show...More

Thank DJKtravels
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here while cruising through and was surprised at the amount and experience offered for the price of admission. Like a very interesting set of decent-sized terrariums of different environments. Nice to visit when the weather was not cooperating.

Thank Stacy J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The domes are a great place to view beautiful plants and get out of the cold weather. Both the rainforest and desert domes are very interesting because there are a wide variety of plants to observe and learn about.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always enjoy an afternoon at the domes. Love how you can view so many different flora all in one area.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So amazing to see all the flowering cacti - I never think of arid climates having so many flowers. The hydrangeas in the Shakespeare in Love display - oh my - huge and just gorgeous!! There were some school groups there - fun to see...More

Thank Ohio-traveler565
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

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.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 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 3 April 2018

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 30 March 2018

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.

Thank bethieg1971
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

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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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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