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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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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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Beautiful Gardens

Indoor gardens worth the visit, have 3 different climate domes. Great to do especially if the weather is not good but good to see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Indoor gardens worth the visit, have 3 different climate domes. Great to do especially if the weather is not good but good to see.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I have been coming to this place since I was in high school, which was eons ago. Now I bring my grandchildren here. There are three domes, a tropical dome, a desert dome, and the "show dome." The tropical dome features a waterfall, koi pond, and many diverse tropical plants, and always smells great when you walk into it. The... More 

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Rochester, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have been here several times and unless there is something special in the one dome, like the train show, it is not a very exciting place to go. The kids are bored with it, looking at the same displays year after year.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Domes were cool to see, kind of like taking a walk through an indoor park. I saw some beautiful plants that I had not seen previously and most plants are labeled so I know what region of the world they are from now.

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Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Domes are cool to see. It was nice walking through the tropical dome, it felt like you were somewhere warm and tropical. I also loved the tropical birds! The desert dome was interesting, however, I spotted several cockroaches. I believe they are supposed to be there, but I would have hated to bring one home with me! I also... More 

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Wheelersburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A nice place to walk around and see the different plants and trees. The domes are neatly displayed and provide a unique tour.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A nice walk in the park, beautiful surroundings and they also have the Hank Aaron trail that you can walk on or bike.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This place is not bad. It is wonderful if you want to go in wintertime. The desert and rainforest domes feel really nice after a 20-degree day. The show dome is really fun, since it changes often. At times, there is a train show. It will be decorated for holidays, such as Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The plants and trees were lovely, but most of the smaller plants weren't identified. It would probably be more comfortable to visit in cooler weather than hot, humid weather. Most of the plants weren't in bloom today.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The "domes" offer both lessons in horticulture and in architecture. The fantastic mid-century modern spaces invite you in to explore another era.

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