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

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

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 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The domes are a great place to visit if you have an hour or two to spare. It was beautiful and a very fun way to spend our afternoon. They are easy to get to, and have three great domes in which to see plants, flowers and atmospheres you may not see any other place in Milwaukee.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Very fun place to relax. If you have children then this is definitely a spot for them to enjoy. There are three domes each with their own unique biome. I miss the trains so much and that's probably the only reason I'm not eating 5 stars. Overall fun and nostalgic place to visit.

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Unique way to see a couple of different climates and the plants that grow in them. I was somewhat disappointed - the way it was written up, I was expecting bigger or at least more. It didn't take long to go through the 3 domes. They were well kept and enjoyable, but again, much smaller that I was expecting. The... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Living where we do with our long, brutal winters, this is a really nice place to visit in the middle of winter and get a dose of warmth/humidity (tropical dome), arid air (desert dome). The third dome is STUNNING in the winter when it's decorated for the holidays with what seems like a million poinsettias. They also have Music Under... More 

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Additional Information about Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)

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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