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Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)

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Address: 524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215
Phone Number: (414) 257-5611
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: The Conservatory's Arid Dome houses a fine collection of cacti; the...
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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We enjoyed walking around the domes. There are three different environments. Tropical, desert and seasonal. Unfortunately the seasonal one was being changed so we only got to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed walking around the domes. There are three different environments. Tropical, desert and seasonal. Unfortunately the seasonal one was being changed so we only got to see two domes. Wish we knew beforehand. There are some really good backgrounds for family pictures. Might be nice if it were a little cheaper for what there it.

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Milwaukee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Domes are a hidden gem in Milwaukee. Great place to take visitors. 3 Domes and 3 different worlds. So much to see and smell. A very relaxing experience. We enjoyed the desert dome a lot. Also the themed dome which is Mary Poppins. Last one was rain forest. Very inexpensive $7/adult, Was there about 90 minutes

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It was an awesome place but it is $7 per adult and it was about a 30 minute experience. It is free to locals on Mondays so that would be nice if we were from the area.

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GRAYSLAKE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Great for families or couples..walk thru three horticultural domes of fresh plants, flowers and trees...seasonal, tropical and desert vegetation. Let the kids stroll thru , benches to sit for awhile and land sales, park outside to let the kids run...I have gone here since I was 3 yrs old...a lot of fun family memories.And great indoor thing is weather is... More 

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Interesting botanical gardens. Three distinct environments in large glass domes. Hours are fairly short, especially on weekends, when they close at 4 p.m. The gardens and the domes are starting to show their age.

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incline village, nv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Went here for a place to kill time due to a delayed flight & was pleasantly surprised at how nice this place is. The seasonal dome was most impressive. Plantings were beautiful! The tropical dome was oppressive (duh). Admission is pricey. Great place to spend an hour or two.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We visited this weekend from out of town and were surprised at how subpar the domes were compared to other botanical gardens we visited in Florida and Arizona this year. I know it is owned by the county, but that is no excuse for the surly and unhelpful men who work the ticket desk and the lack of labels for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

For an hour or two tops you can view many different plant species. There are three themed domes. One is tropical. One is desert. One is called the show dome which is Mary Poppins themed. We went during the day but I've heard the lights at night are amazing. It cost $7 for adults. No food or drinks available but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a great place to go for a few hours, with a desert and tropical dome, as well as a show dome which changes throughout the year. It is a bit expensive, but is fun to walk through and see the vast variety of plants.

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Loved everything, each dome has a different theme, how nice to walk along the paths with the different plants that give the air such a earthly clean smell.

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Additional Information about Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)

Address: Address: 524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215
Phone Number: (414) 257-5611
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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