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Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)

524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 257-5611
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Ranked #26 of 76 Attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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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Glenview, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I first visited the Domes many years ago with my parents and really enjoyed the uniqueness of the domes. More recently, I have become a Member, because I like their display of desert and tropical plants along with the seasonal Show Dome in one building under 3 separate unique glass domes. You can spend an hour or two here by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It was a very cold and blustery day so my son decide to take me to the domes. What a treat. There admission was reasonable and parking easy. This is a big plus I found in Milwaukee. Parking many times is not so easy. There are three domes, the show domed featured the Wizard of Oz. It was very cute.... More

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midwest
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7 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I visited on a nice Fall day during the week. If I remember correctly the price was $7.00. The Domes are very relaxing. You stroll thru a desert landscaped dome, a tropical forest dome and the show dome which was decorated this time as the "Wizard of Oz" movie. It was very cute! The more you look the more you... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

They are expanding the domes ! It has always been a great refuge even in warm weather especially during the week the domes are seldom over crowded. During the winter try out one of the special events they have on Thursday Nights. They music under glass which features some of Milwaukee;s local talent. Last year they had a beach hop... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Again we were prompted by our Northwoods visitor to go somewhere warm. It just so happened that during this visit, we were welcomed by some flowering plants just starting to bloom. Although one of the three domes was closed for display preparation, the other two were enough to keep our friend 'happy'. Of course coming from the dreary very long... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Three domes with one as the show house. It doesn't take too long to go through all the domes. I enjoyed spotting the birds in the tropical dome. Good variety and groupings in the arid dome. A nice respite from the rain.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had a fun time touring the Milwaukee domes. It's a very kitschy place -- Bucky Fuller geodesic domes and dinosaurs and other critters sprinkled among the various plant environments. As a person who loves to visit gardens, I have to say that Milwaukee has an impressive collection of very varied and some unique plants. They are beautifully arranged and... More

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a fabulous place to visit whether you are visiting Milwaukee or live here and have never experienced it. 3 domes with various plants and growing conditions. Great for the kids!!

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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101 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Although a bit off the beaten track - it is out by 26th street - if you are interested in tropical, desert and show horticulture this is well worth the trouble to get here. Each dome has it's own distinct style and the tropical one has the advantage of birds as well. Check out if there is any special event... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is three domes with different environments inside, desert, tropical and a show dome which was closed. Nice plants inside but they are small and take only about 1/2 hour each. Kinda expensive for such a short attraction.

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