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“Nice place to enjoy nature”

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)
Ranked #17 of 168 things to do in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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156 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice place to enjoy nature”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

We decided to go to the Domes on Sunday morning, hoping that it wouldn't be too crowded. We were correct, and got to enjoy the Domes in relative quiet and at our own leasuirely pace.
The three different Domes are unique and could be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates nature. It was easy to get around once we were inside, very clean, and well kept.

I would schedule about an hour from start to finish, and try to go during an off-peak time. The aisles are pretty narrow, and the Domes echo so I could imagine during busy times it would feel very clausterphobic. As we drove away, we discussed returning during the Christmas season.

Visited April 2013
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wasn't what I expected”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

It wasn't what I expected. I expected a lot bigger and more prettier things in each of the domes. Maybe it was the time of year that I went, but nothing was jaw dropping... I will say that the desert dome was probably thee best out of the three.

Visited March 2013
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West Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Christmas Music Show”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

No place to sit SRO with no place to stand we left 15 min.before the show started, they were still selling tickets----STUPID

Visited December 2012
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Sussex, Wisconsin
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127 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great displays”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

This conservatory has 3 eco-systems with very interesting & spectacular plants in each area. We went at Christmas for the special display & it was great. If you're looking for a place to go when it is cold or bad weather outside, this place will brighten your spirits.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Who Knew - you have to go once”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

You can probably do these in an hour but they are a great attribute of Milwaukee. 3 climates or scenes and a light/music show on thursday night. Fun way to spend the afternoon.

Visited July 2012
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